Trey Smith (Brian “Trey” Smith) was born in Houston, Texas. His childhood bestfriend was Jason Murdock, only son of the TV minister Mike Murdock.
While growing up, both boys decided to enroll at Christ for the Nations, a large Christian seminary school located in Dallas, Texas. It was during this time that Trey Smith felt his life became very dark, particularly through private interactions with Jason’s father, Mike Murdock. This would ultimately lead to the safe robbery described in Trey Smith’s book, Thieves.
Smith initially went to Mexico following the safe robbery. It was there that he claims to have “grown-up fast.” Smith’s claim of the contents of the Murdock safe is very different from the minister’s claim in the police report filed in 1999. Trey Smith wrote the bulk of Thieves in a Colorado jail on notebook paper while serving time for unrelated charges. Smith says that, “Things just progressed; like boiling a frog. Under the Murdock mindset I had allowed in…. darkness and comprimise had become my nature. Believe me, you’re head has to be really screwed up when ripping off a TV pastor seems like a good idea. That moment changed everything in my life. And, although I blamed Mike (Murdock) for a lot of years, it wasn’t his fault. My own choices are what created the train wreck of a life that you read in Thieves. One of the best decisions I ever made was to stop blaming the past… take in a deep breath…. and kick the demons of hollow emptiness out of my life. I did that in a jail cell….”
Thieves is currently Trey Smith’s best known material, the draw being that it is a true and unusual story. It was produced on virtually no budget and (although it is not an expose, but a narrative written in the fashion of a novel) most of its initial support was from volunteers who felt they had been effected negatively by “mega-ministries pastors.”.
In 2010, Trey Smith wrote a 300+ page memoir for a retired executive of the Coors Brewing Company, the man credited for taking the company from a net worth of 10 million to reaching its first billion dollar mark.
Also in 2010, Trey Smith began compiling materials he had written during the years after the safe robbery (some while actually in Mexico). The materials are highly spiritual and seem to appeal to intellectuals. It is called the, God in a Nutshell Project. Trey Smith also runs the Trey’s Nutshell Video Blog.
Thieves: One dirty TV pastor and the man who robbed him is Trey Smith’s life story. It was released 2011.
BRUCE COLLINS is a former pro wrestling promoter, an author of three published books (one of them with Brett Wagner, the host of The Speed Channel’s PASS TIME and voice of Monster Garage and another book with Ric Drasin, the middle Hulk in the 1970’s Incredible Hulk tv show with Bill Bixby and the creator of the Gold’s Gym logo) and the former book reviewer of Monster Radio, which was nationally syndicated in 84 radio markets. Bruce has hosted The Bruce Collins Show (and its’ genesis known as The Big Finale) since January, 2006. The Bruce Collins Show graduated to AM radio in 2009 and spent two years broadcasting at WSMN 1590 AM in Nashua, New Hampshire and WWZN 1510 AM in Boston, MA. Currently, the program resides online at www.fringeradionetwork.com . Based on the AM radio exposure, he was approached by the History Channel’s Decoded TV (with bestselling author Brad Meltzer) to audition for their program. After learning he would have to interview occultists and numerologists without expressing his own opinions, he turned down the invitation. Bruce is the self-proclaimed Baron of Broadcasting.
CHAD MILES is the co-host of The Bruce Collins Show. He is also a former contributing editor for Defense Watch Magazine and former contributor to The Michigan Journal. In 2006 Chad ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. He served seven years on active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. His Military service as an infantryman and intelligence analyst took him around the world with service in the countries of Jordan, Egypt, South Korea and Panama. Chad is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was the creator and founder of the wildly popular Hearken the Watchmen website which featured articles from Chuck Missler, L.A. Marzulli, Michael Hoggard and many others. Miles appeared on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory to talk about drones over Miami, Florida. Chad is known as “The Odometer” and “Captain Doomsday.”
THE BRUCE COLLINS SHOW is known as the new theatre of the mind in a way that no other program is able to capture. It is an ‘out of the box’ program, having interviewed a plethora of guests, such as Jesse Ventura, Kevin Trudeau, Gerald Celente, Alex Jones, Texe Marrs, L.A. Marzulli, Congressman James Rogan, Stryper’s Michael Sweet, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Actor Brett Wagner, stuntman Chris Carnel, WND’s Joseph Farah, Wally “Famous” Amos, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” Ben Chapman, Patrick Heron, Joe Ortiz, Jack Abramoff, Nick Redfern, Micah Hanks, Coast to Coast AM’s John B. Wells, Ralph Epperson, Patrick Wood, Ray Comfort, wrestling legends Ivan Koloff and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, Frank Joseph, financial analyst and author John Rubino, former managing editor of Forbes Stewart Pinkerton, Robert Kiyosaki, Pamela Geller, Jim Marrs, Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers, Jerome Corsi, The Collins Brothers, Trey Smith, Bumfights’ Rufus Hannah, Erik Rush, Mike Heiser, Gary Franchi, former Major League Ballplayer John Rocker, Dr. Stanley Monteith and many others.