John Smith’s true story inspired the film BREAKTHROUGH. Born in Guatemala, John was adopted by Brian and Joyce Smith at the age of 5 months and moved with them to St. Charles, Missouri, where he currently attends high school. When John isn't at school, he enjoys spending time with his parents, three brothers, and friends. Following high school, John plans to attend a local Christian university and train to become a pastor. After living the events recounted in BREAKTHROUGH, John knows God has a purpose for saving his life and wants to share the message of God’s love to the world.
Joyce Smith was born in Wichita, Kansas, grew up in Ohio, and lived in eight different states as well as Canada and Germany. She and her husband Brian now live in St. Charles, Missouri. In addition to John, they have three wonderful sons and five beloved grandchildren. Joyce is the author of The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Love and Her Son’s Resurrection upon which the film BREAKTHROUGH is based. She loves speaking to audiences about what God has done for her family … and continues to do.
PASTOR JASON NOBLE
Pastor Jason Noble loves to encourage people to believe that with God, “all things are possible.” Jason is the Smith family’s pastor and was at the bedside with John for 18 hours a day for the first seven days after his accident. Jason believes God called him—and continues to call him—to stick by the family and help them in any way possible. Jason has been a lead pastor, the National Children’s Ministries Director for the Assemblies of God USA, and a children’s pastor. He and his wife Paula have four wonderful children and reside in Medford, Oregon. Pastor Jason speaks to churches, groups, and pastors to encourage them to believe that God can still do the Impossible!
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