Shelton Smith

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Shelton Smith (born December 4, 1942) is the current editor of The Sword of the Lord, a Christian fundamentalist publisher, based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is involved with the Independent Baptist movement.


Shelton Smith was a long time Pastor, his longest tenure being at Church of the Open Door/Carroll Christian Schools in Westminster, Maryland, from 1979 to 1995. He received his Doctor of Ministry, Practical Theology from Luther Rice Seminary in 1976, and his Doctor of Theology from Midwestern Baptist College & Seminary in 2003.

With the passing of Curtis Hutson, Smith became the editor of The Sword of the Lord in April 1995. Smith has continued to lead The Sword with its association with the Independent Baptist movement. Smith continues editing The Sword as well as preaching in churches around America.


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