The Edge


The Winning Edge is a 501c3 non-profit organization making an impact on communities around the nation. By adding our strengths to existing programs in schools and prisons, and through sports and rallies; The Winning Edge helps others overcome limits in often challenging situations. Founded to provide encouragement, inspiration and support, the Winning Edge has heard and obeyed the call to instigate change and make good things happen.


It is the mission of The Winning Edge to make a positive impact on communities across the nation through charitable, educational, religious and literary activities. Our vision is to bring Christians together outside the walls of the church, to impact communities. We aspire to bring the love and Good News of Jesus Christ in practical ways to prisons and schools, and through rallies, sports camps and other events. By uniting together we can all accomplish something bigger than ourselves, conquer difficult challenges and touch the lives of those who need it most.


Robert L. Smith

As a former professional Bull Rider and Tournament Water Skier, Robert Smith developed unflinching tenacity and a drive for excellence. He brings this same determination and energy to his role as Founder and President of The Winning Edge.

In the 80s, Robert began his involvement in prison ministry with Paul Carlin of the Prison Bible Institute. Over the next two decades, he participated in many prison events and began serving with Bill Glass Prison Ministry.

Robert has a heart for today’s youth. Through twelve years serving as a youth pastor and conference leader, Robert’s heart was captured by the next generation. From his hands-on experience, Robert provides both vision and direction for TWE student rallies and school programs.

Building on his experience from teaching evangelism, pastoring churches and leading outreaches, Robert’s knowledge and passion are a perfect fit for the mission of The Winning Edge.

There is great anticipation for the future of The Winning Edge as Robert Smith continues to lead the vision with his passion to reach the lost and hurting with the love of Christ.