Rocky was born to Robert Dale and Hilda Smith in Greensboro, North Carolina. Due to mental and medical illness his parents could not care for him. Just weeks after his birth Rocky, was placed with his grandparents, Robert (Pa) and Helen Smith. He began playing music at age 3 in church with his grandpa, recorded his first album at age 7, and was traveling with the legendary Easter Brothers by age 10. Over the next several years he traveled the country with the Easter Brothers and is still considered a part of their family. Rocky has played with numerous regional and national gospel groups including Jeff & Sheri Easter, Yielded, Higher Power, Canaanland, and Calvary's Hill Quartet to name a few.. He has always been a very active musician, playing all types of music. What many people may not know about Rocky is that he is an ordained minister. Rocky was blessed with 3 children Christina, Dylan and Zack. After a divorce and unstable period in his life in and out of church struggling to find direction Rocky met Gail.
Gail grew up in the small town of Bethel, Connecticut. As a young woman, Gail was a victim of domestic violence. She began a relationship that went from someone who she perceived as being protective and caring, to someone that was terrifying and harmful. After a lot of praying and soul searching, she ultimately gained the strength and courage to leave the relationship. With determination, love and support from family and friends she begin rebuilding her life. She enrolled in college and earned a BS degree in Business Management from a Tiekyo Post University. She later married and in 1995, she and her husband relocated with their children, Wade and Erica to NC. Her hard work and dedication has created success for professionally. She brings that same work ethic and dedication to Rocky Smith Ministries.
Rocky and Gail were married in front of family and friends in 2004. They now live just outside of Greensboro in Summerfield, NC with their two dogs, Jazzy and Laci. When they are at home, they attend the church that Rocky grew up in. They now have six grandchildren that call them GG and PawPaw. Gail's son Wade and his wife, Julie, has blessed them with two granddaughters, Charlotte in 2010 and Morgan in 2012. Rocky's daughter, Christina and her husband, Jason, has blessed them with a grandson, Tristen in 2011 and granddaughter Dakota in 2013 and a step-grandaughter Sarah. They also have a very special niece Shianne, who is the daughter of Rocky's sister Beth, that Christina is raising. Beth passed away in 2011 just weeks after Shianne was born. We enjoy every minute we get to spend with our children and grandchildren. Although our extended family is spread throughout the country they are never far from our hearts.
It is Rocky and Gail's prayer that their entire family will be a testimony of life and love.
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