Kristian Smith was born February 23, 1984 to W. James and Toni Smith in Oakland, CA and spent much of his adolescence in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications in 2006 as well as his Master in Business Administration in 2009, both from Alabama A&M University where he was an all-conference performer and team captain of the SWAC Champion AAMU football team.

Kristian has served in many areas of ministry including worship leader, conference planner and facilitator, teacher, youth minister and pastor at The Faith Community. He is also the lead style consultant with P-Squared Custom Clothiers where he develops the professional images of his male and female clients ( He holds a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Kristian is a foodie and a cigar enthusiast who enjoys lifting weights (but he hates cardio). He is married to his beautiful wife, Pamela Merritt.