Krista Smith founded a Christian Academy in Greenville, SC that trains 200+ students annually since its opening in 2002. She has been an avid student of the Bible from the age of 9 and has been involved in ministry and leading Bible studies for more than 20 years. Krista serves as a facilitator and Director at Tour of Truth, an international online discipleship platform (www.touroftruth.com) offering free tools and resources for followers of Jesus to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible. As an entrepreneur, she was heavily involved in business endeavors until the Lord asked her a question in 2017, “Whose kingdom are you building?” At that point, she laid down her career to focus on God's kingdom plans instead of her own ambitions. She authored "Don't Die in the Pew in 2018 and in 2020, Krista co-labored with other visionaries as the Lord established the Altar of Prayer, a 24/7 virtual house of prayer ." She has been called to serve the Body of Christ as a watchman, a standard-bearer, and a disciple that helps to make disciples by leading and encouraging believers in the Word of the Lord. Her journey of faith includes over three decades of biblical study, a prophetic dream in 2005, and an urgent message for the sleeping Church to wake up. Krista is passionate about Jesus, His Holy Word, Israel, the Jewish people, and His Church.