All serious Wayne County historians know that one of America's greatest and most influential
pioneer preachers made his home for many years in Wayne County.
In the secluded section of Wayne County known as Horse Hollow (near Parmleysville) Elder
John Smith labored on a hillside farm to provide a living for his family. Like many of his neighbors, he was involved
in the church life of his community. He attended the churches at Bethel, Concord, and Mount Pisgah.
When he was "called" to preach those churches benefitted from his sacrificial love for
God and the church.
Smith spent approximately twelve years in Wayne County before he moved to other places
in the Commonwealth to preach the message of "New Testament Christianity" and the restoration of the "Ancient Order."
While several books have been published about his life, none have focused on his life in Wayne
I CAN READ MY TITLE CLEAR TO MANSIONS IN THE SKIES is an effort to spotlight those years.
For two decades Harlan Ogle has portrayed Smith in a dramatic presentation of the life
and ministry of this great servant of God.
The new publication is "an autobiographical interpretation" of Smith's life.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ORDERING THE BOOK CAN BE SEEN ON THE "HISTORICAL AUDIO
AND VIDEO PRODUCTS" PAGE.