Efrem Smith

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Efrem Smith is the President and CEO of World Impact, a Christian missions organization committed to the church-planting movement in the inner city.[1] Besides being the CEO of World impact, Smith is also a motivational speaker and preacher internationally on the subjects of leadership, multi-ethnic issues and development of the Christian community.[2] Smith is considered to be an advocate for urban ministry and reaching out to the marginalized.[3]

Education[edit]

Smith graduated from Saint John's University and Luther Theological Seminary.[4]

Career[edit]

Smith has held positions with various church and para church organizations, as well as with community foundations.[5] As far as churches, Smith has served as the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church[6] and is involved in community foundations as he was formerly the President of the Sanctuary Community Development Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota[1] and the superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.[7] In 1993 Smith was ordained by the National Baptist Convention.[5] Currently, Smith serves as the President and CEO of World Impact as his full-time ministry and is an itinerant speaker for Forge: Kingdom Building Ministries.[8]

Speaking engagements[edit]

As a motivational speaker with Kingdom Building Ministries,[8] Smith has been a keynote speaker for Together LA,[9] the Urban Youth Worker's Institute Convention,[10] Falvor Fest,[11] Willow Creek Association Leadership Summit[12] and Exponential Conferences.[13]

Books[edit]

Some of Smith's books include:

  • Raising Up Young Heroes ISBN 978-0-8308-3209-5[8]
  • The Hip-Hop Church ISBN 978-0-8308-3329-0[8]
  • Jump ISBN 978-1-4347-6457-7[14]
  • The Post-Black and Post-White Church ISBN 978-1-118-03658-7[1]

Personal life[edit]

Smith lives in the Bay area with his wife Donecia and two daughters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cannon, Mae. "Black Christian Leaders Changing the World". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. ^ DeYmaz, Mark. "Segreagation and the Church: From Where We've Come". Christianity Today. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ Menzie, Nicola. "Efrem Smith Preaches 'Uncomfortable' Message on Christians Marginalizing the Marginalized, Wanting Success Without Suffering". The Christian Post. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Press Release. "Efrem Smith and Stahl Orchestra at Ocean City Tabernacle". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b Strickler, Jeff. "Hip-hop Mosaic". Faith & Leadership. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ Strickler, Jeff. "Hip-hop Mosaic". Faith & Leadership. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  7. ^ Press Release. "Efrem Smith to Speak at Ocean City Tabernacle". Cape May City Herald. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d Press Release. "Efrem Smith to Speak at Ocean City Tabernacle". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  9. ^ Murashko, Alex. "Christian Leaders to Join Tim Keller for 'Together LA' to Answer: 'What Does It Mean to Love Your City?". The Christian Post. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  10. ^ White, Rachel. "APU Hosts Urban Youth Workers Conference". Azusa Pacific University. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Flavorfest "Unite" the Crossover Hip-Hop Experience". Brand Newz. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Willow Creek to videocast Leadership Summit to UK churches". The Christian Post. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  13. ^ Menzie, Nicola. "Efrem Smith Preaches 'Uncomfortable' Message on Christians Marginalizing the Marginalized, Wanting Success Without Suffering". The Christian Post. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  14. ^ Strickler, Jeff. "Hip-Hop Mosaic". Faith & Leadership. Retrieved 27 April 2015.

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