Steven W. Smith

Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, Senior Preaching Fellow, Spurgeon Library
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Steven W. Smith is a fourth generation pastor and presently serves as the Senior Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Originally from Oklahoma, Smith pastored churches in Virginia and Texas while completing the B.S. in Communications from Liberty University, the M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in Communications from Regent University.

Prior to serving as Senior Pastor at Immanuel, Smith most recently served as Vice President for Student Services and Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served on the preaching team at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.

Smith is passionate about preaching and teaching preaching in the classroom. He is the author of two books on preaching: Dying to Preach, and Recapturing the Voice of God, and the co-author of Preaching for the Rest of Us, as well as related academic articles and chapters in books.. Most importantly he is married to his best friend Ashley and they have three children, Jewell, Sidney, and Shepherd.


Local Church:

Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas