Kay Smith is the mother of four, and the wife of Chuck Smith Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Ca. In the 1970s Kay started and led the Joyful Life women’s ministry at Calvary Costa Mesa and today her daughter Cheryl oversees it.

Kay’s influence has reached far beyond Calvary, touching the lives of countless women who have been inspired by both her example, and Godly encouragement and exhortation. She encourages women to think of God first and to live with His pleasure uppermost in mind.

Kay has written many books while serving in ministry alongside her husband for over 60 years. She and her husband live and minister in Southern California.