Elder John B. Smith is a preacher, teacher, and visionary who serve as the Senior Pastor of the Rosemark Church of God in Christ – a purpose driven ministry serving the community through Discipleship, Evangelism, and Personal/Spiritual Development. As a charismatic leader & provocative thinker, Pastor Smith’s abilities beyond the pulpit are resourceful in city/county government, and civic/community leadership. He currently serves as Commissioner, Shelby County & City of Memphis Community Redevelopment Agency; Former Chairman, Shelby County Housing Authority; Board of Directors, Millington Crisis Center; and Executive Board Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter). Elder Smith is also the Founder/CEO-Community Builders, Inc.-a non-profit organization design to bring community awareness, effective resolve, and corporate advocacy in the areas of education, financial stability, and community development.
After 20 years in Servant-Ministry, Pastor Smith continues to be a leading voice in providing resourceful strategies for church organizational skills, ministry liturgical/protocol, and ministry sustainability. Operating as a Debt-Free Ministry, the Rosemark Church has experienced numerical & spiritually growth as well as cultivating civic & social relationships to build the community and its citizens. The following programs and ministries are a part of that cultivation & growth:
- Ministry Leadership Development Program
- Kid’s Zone (construction addition)
- Corporate & Community Relations
- Youth & Young Adult Ministries
- Ministry of the Arts, Dance, & Music
- Scholarship Program/Corporate Internship Program
- Power of One Ministry
- Couple’s Ministry
- Audio & Media Ministry
- Outreach Ministries
- And many others
Also, through the Ministry Leadership Development Program, Pastor John B. Smith now invests the time and efforts of his experiences and spiritual wisdom into the leaders of the Rosemark Church empowering and equipping them for next level ministry.
Pastor John B. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne Owen College. He is the husband of Carol A. Smith and father of 2 children, Lauren LeeAnn and John Brandon II. Pastor Smith values Lady Carol Smith & their children; he prioritizes the home, constantly teaching and preaching the core values of ministry begins with establishing core values in the home.