Rev. Juston R. Smith is a pastor in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Juston is appointed and has been serving as the Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Gastonia, NC since November, 2016. Previously, Juston was appointed as the Pastor of the Belwood Charge in upper Cleveland County, from July, 2014 - October, 2016. Juston’s passions include crafting creative, imaginative, and authentic worship services; envisioning aesthetically pleasing Chancel and Altar designs that appeal to all senses; crafting sermons that look at answering the hard questions; and visioning for the future of the church. Juston is a 2008 graduate of Appalachian State University, and a 2014 graduate of Hood Theological Seminary.