Robert Smith is a recovering youth pastor who now specializes in teen culture. In 2005 after 5 years of serving on church staff Robert formed Upside Down Ministries. His ministry seeks to train and equip workers and parents in strategies for relating to and mentoring youth. Along with encouraging students to follow Christ boldly in today’s culture.
Robert now spends his time traveling the country speaking to teens at camps, D-Now’s, revivals, etc… He also leads conferences all across the country helping parents understand today’s youth culture. Since starting this ministry Robert has spoke to thousands of parents and teens in over 100 churches across the country. Each month he writes a free teen culture E-magazine for parents (The Culture Connection), Robert also writes a Bi-monthly teen culture section in Lifeways Living Teenager’s Magazine. Robert Enjoys spending time with his family, a good white chocolate mocha, playing basketball and wrestling with his daughter. He and his wife Mary are the proud parents of their 2 year old daughter Madalyn Love. Robert and his family currently live in Lawton, Ok. When Robert is not on the road he is on part-time staff at his Church where he frequently teaches and serves as an assistant pastor. Robert believes his calling is to use pop culture to get teens attention then point them to God in terms they can understand.