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Minister

James Derrill Smith, American Minister. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1974. Recipient American Legion School award, 1970.

Background

Smith, James Derrill was born on July 28, 1952 in Seneca, South Carolina, United States. Son of Hubert Arnold and Bertha (Dyar) Smith.

Education

Associate of Arts, Anderson College, 1972. Bachelor, Central Wesleyan College, 1974. Master of Divinity, Southern Seminary, 1978.

Doctor of Ministry, Erskine Seminary, 1989.

Career

Pastor, Pond Run Baptist Church, Echols, Kentucky, 1975-1978; associate pastor, College St. Baptist, Wahalla, South Carolina., 1978-1980; pastor, Return Baptist Church, Seneca, South Carolina., 1980-1988; pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Asheville, North Carolina, since 1988. Moderator Beaverdam Baptist Association, Seneca, 1986, family life chair, 1984-1986. Member rural/urban task force South Carolina.

Baptist Convention, 1985-1987.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1974.

Membership

Volunteer United Way, Oconee, South Carolina. 1987; chair Foster Care Review Board, Oconee, 1986-1988. Board directors Oconee Agency for International Development, Walhalla, South Carolina., 1987-1988.

Volunteer West Asheville Recreation, Asheville, 1991. Member Buncombe Baptist Association (program chair pastor's conference since 1990).

Connections

Married Cynthia Phillips, October 13, 1973. Children: Phillip Ryan, Caroline Elizabeth.

father:
Hubert Arnold Smith

mother:
Bertha (Dyar) Smith

spouse:
Cynthia Phillips

child:
Phillip Ryan Smith

child:
Caroline Elizabeth Smith