Pastor Kevin Smith of New City Fellowship, Chattanooga, Tenn., will deliver the Black History Month address (rescheduled) at convocation Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium. New City Fellowship is a cross-cultural urban church with an emphasis on ministering to the inner city of Chattanooga.
A native of Philadelphia, Smith is a graduate of Temple University and worked as a therapeutic recreation specialist on clinical psychiatric teams in psychiatric units and hospitals in Philadelphia.
He worked part-time as a pastoral intern at Tenth Presbyterian Church, where Dr. James Montgomery Boice made a great impact on his life and ministry, and began theological studies at Westminster Theological Seminary through the Center for Urban Theological Studies. He went on to earn a master’s degree in theological studies at Chesapeake Theological Seminary in the Washington, D.C. area.
Smith and his wife Sandra planted Mt. Zion Covenant Church in Bowie, Md., in 1998. He then served as senior pastor of Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Miami, Fla., a multi-ethnic congregation, before being called to New City Fellowship.