Community of the Holy Spirit is not a denomination but a fellowship of
believers who with believers of all denominations confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, the Son of God sent by the Father; He is God revealing
God to us, who through the incarnation stands in solidarity with us in
our humanity. In His life, death, resurrection and ascension He has
brought us into the vital dynamic relationship with the Father for
which we were created.
The one God that Jesus
revealed is love.
He eternally exists in the limitless love relationship of three
persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and it is into that
divine relationship that Jesus has now included us. In this here and
now moment we are guided, enlightened, taught and empowered by the
Spirit to know that we are God's beloved children - to love one another
even as we are loved.
is the Greek word used in the New Testament for life as God
has it; the life of God is divine love - for God
True life is love, the divine love toward us, in us and through us to
the world. Jesus described Himself as being the source of that life,
giving it to us in overflowing abundance; it is the privilege of the
believer to live in that eternal life in this here and now.
over half a century Malcolm Smith has studied and sought to understand
all of life through the prism of that life changing truth. Zoe is the
company of believers who have gathered around this message to proclaim
it throughout the world by their life and word as they seek to know the
relationship to God to which all believers are called.
Smith was born in London, England just as Europe was plunged into World
War two. His earliest memories were made up of bomb shelters, blitzed
buildings and bomb craters to the backdrop of the fear filled faces of
He came to faith in
Jesus Christ in his early teens and experienced a fullness of the
Spirit almost immediately that was to change and redirect his life
forever. He began to preach at age
fourteen and has over the last decades preached throughout the world.
Smith is not an evangelist but as he often describes himself, is an
evangelist to the evangelized, teaching believers who they are in
Christ, the beloved of God and His dwelling place through the Spirit.
the beginning he had a passion to know how the earliest church
understood the Gospel as they changed the face of civilization with
their message. He soon realized that the focal point of the Gospel was
the covenant love of God
creation through Jesus Christ. But more than doctrine, his passion was
to discover the way in which the message of God's covenant love worked
out in our every day lives and the work place.
do we love one another as He has loved us?
was pastor of a church in New York City where all that he was beginning
to understand was put to the test of the broken lives that fill the
streets of that city. It was during that time that he found himself
traveling through the U.S. as a teacher and leader of the emerging
renewal of the Spirit throughout all denominations in the 60's and
70's. These travels extended to almost every continent.
now resides in Bandera, Texas with his wife Nancy who joins him in her
ministry of prayer and healing gifts of the Spirit. On the Zoe Ranch he
conducts retreats and a non-residential Bible School. He also travels
throughout the U.S. conducting retreats and meetings in churches and
organizations of all denominations.