Dr. Efrem Smith

Pastor, Author, Speaker
Co-lead Pastor of Midtown Church

Efrem Smith is a pastor, consultant, speaker, and author. He is passionate about life
transformation, multiethnic development, faithful and fruitful churches, and community
development. He also serves as a catalyst for African American and Multiethnic Church
Planting, Revitalization, Disciple Making, and Metropolitan Missional Movements.
Efrem was the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, a multi-ethnic
church in Minneapolis, MN, He served as the Superintendent of the Pacific Southwest
Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He also served as the President of
World Impact, an urban missions organization.

Currently, Efrem is the Co-lead Pastor of Midtown Church, a flourishing, multicampus, and multi-ethnic community in
Sacramento, California. He is also Co-Owner of Influential LLC, a speaking, consulting,
and coaching ministry. Efrem is the author of Raising Up Young Heroes, The Hip Hop
Church, Jump, The Post-Black and Post-White Church, and Killing Us Softly.
Efrem is a graduate of Saint John's University and Luther Theological Seminary. He
completed the Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and received
an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is a
certified administrator and interpreter of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. Efrem is married to
Donecia and they have two daughters, Jaeda and Mireya.