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Meet our Senior Pastor
Dr. Robert T. Smith
Pastor Robert T. Smith is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a third generation preacher. He is a product of Seventh Day Adventist Christian school from grammar school to graduate school. He holds a BA in theology, Masters of Divinity, Doctorate of Divinity and a Doctorate of Philosophy.
He has served as an ordained minister of the Seventh Day Adventist church for over 30 years, working in Southeastern California, Allegheny West Conference, South Atlantic Conference, Southeastern Florida Conference, Southern Union Conference, Oakwood College, and the Great Allegheny East Conference.
He has preached for and conducted evangelistic meetings and workshops in over 130 countries on 6 continents.
His hobbies are snowmobiling, scuba diving, horseback riding, golfing, convention and meeting planning, gourmet cooking, and playing the keyboard.
He currently serves as a member of the P.O.S.T. Certified Chaplains, the Long Term Recovery Board for the state of New Jersey, the NAACP, One Hundred Black Men of America, the National Coalition for Black Meeting Planners, and the Religious Conference Meeting Association.
He has also served on the Literature Ministry Coordinating Board, the Review and Herald Publishing Association Board, the Pacific Press Publishing Association Board, and the North American Division Research and Development Committee. He is also a Master Guide of the Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinder Club.
He has been married to Maryann Hughes Smith, who is an educator, for over 30 years. They have one adult son, Alex, who is currently a banker.
His favorite bible scripture is Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a child and thou shalt call his name Jesus, and He shall save His people from their sins.” KJV.
About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>
What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>