Cheryl Cotton Smith, is a native Washingtonian. Rev. Cheryl accepted Christ as Lord and Savior in 1974 and has been active in churches, as youth choir director, bible teacher and small group facilitator.

After acknowledging God's calling, Rev. Cheryl preached her initial sermon in February 1997 and was licensed to preach the gospel in February of 1999 by the late Rev . Dr. Fernette Nichols of God's Universal Kingdom Christian Church in Washington, DC. In May of 2002, Rev.Cheryl graduated from Washington Bible College with an Associate of Arts degree, in Biblical Studies. Her most recent academic accomplishment includes an earned Associate of Arts degree in General Studies with emphasis in Web Technology from Prince George's Community College.

From 2001 through 2004 she served the family of Zion Church in Largo, MD, as group facilitator in their First Base - Discipleship Ministry, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Keith A. Battle. While a member of Zion Church, she also started the "And God Created Woman" women's bible study, which facilitated building healthy relationships between women of faith, as well as, promoting and strengthening their faith in God.

Rev. Cheryl authored her first book in 2008, Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice, a compilation of sermons that demonstrate, how we can obey God's instructions even when they don't make sense.

Ordained in 2011 by Rev. Robert A. Clemetson of Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship Tabernacle, in Bowie, Maryland, where she currently serves as the Pastor of Education.

Rev. Cheryl's passion involves creating teaching tools and ministry events that assist believers with their spiritual growth and has been involved in ministering to the women at the Community for Creative Non-Violence Shelter in Washington, D.C. since 2008.

Rev. Cheryl and husband Billy are the proud parents of son, Delton and daughter, Danae. They reside in Bowie, Maryland.