Rolana Smith

Pastor to Women & Community Groups

I’ve had the privilege of serving at PBC since 2007. My wonderful husband, Jeff, and I live in East Palo Alto and enjoy time with our two daughters.

Born and raised here in the Bay Area, I attended UC Santa Cruz and Western Seminary. My teen years were rough, and I know first hand how challenging Middle School and High School can be. Those hard years drove me to always be involved with helping people. I became a believer a few days shy of turning 17 when my world around me was crumbling. God proved Himself to be the only constant, and filled me with joy and gratitude I never had before. As God entered my life with such unbelievable love, I too hope that others experience a love that will not fail them.