Born in Georgia, T. Marie lived in many areas of the United States from Florida and several other southern states to North and South Dakota, Washington and the beautiful Northwest. She appreciates the magnificence of each region, but considers herself a Floridian.
T. Marie owned Ad-Art Commercial Art Studio in Fort Myers and Lakeland, FL. Later she moved to Cleveland, TN and continued free-lance art.
Known for her pastel paintings and pet portraits, much of her work can be found throughout the Southeastern United States. She also served as Graphic Designer and Make-up Artist for various TV ministries including Forward in Faith, Cleveland, TN, and Christian Broadcasting Network, Virginia Beach, VA.
Her education includes studying at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN; correspondence courses from Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Church of God School of Theology, Cleveland, TN; and two courses from Institute of Children’s Literature, West Redding, CT.
Married to Reverend Gene Smith in 1993, she joined his ministry as pastor of Lynn Haven Church of God, Lynn Haven, FL. Continuing her studies, she received Ordination in 2007.
A Chalk-Talk Evangelist, she specializes in “invisible Chalk.”
After retiring, the Smiths began a personal ministry of “Care and Encouragement for the Widowed.”
Wife; mother; grandmother; and minister, T. Marie’s greatest desire is to be a vessel of God’s love.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
And this commandment have we from Him, That he
who loveth God love his brother also.
1 John 11:4, 21(KJV)