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The Smokey John Story: BBQ and Gospel

Slow cooked meats, with a side of gospel? That’s what you’ll get if you come to Smokey John’s off of Mockingbird on a Tuesday.   Founder Smokey John admits when it came to following his faith early on he failed miserably.


He was focused more on money than spiritual uplifting, but later in life he was moved to take his business in a different direction. John knows people thought he was a little crazy when he decided to start holding church at his BBQ joint. But now more than twenty years later the Tuesday service continues to draws folks of all walks of life.