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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:18-19

Book Review: "Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" By Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., August 2013

Book Review: "Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic, His Final Great Speech" By Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., August 2013

Breaking News: "Solidarity Sunday for Trayvon Martin" By Tikkun Daily Digest - Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., August 2013

Breaking News:New Book Announcement "Sound the Trumpet: How Churches can endorse God's Call for Justice" Coauthored by Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr. and Brooks Berndt. Release date: October 2013. Purchase information is forthcoming.
Forwarded by Dwight Hopkins of the University of Chicago.
Endorsements:

- Professor Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary
- Professor Allan Aubrey Boesak of Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary
- Professor Jana Childers of San Francisco Theological Seminary
- Doctor Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ of Chicago, Illinois
- U. S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Breaking News: "A Prayer for Deliverance" By Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., January 2012
Breaking News: "Black Suffering and the Book of Job" By Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., October 2011
Breaking News: "J. Alfred Smith finds Gardner-Webb open to diversity" By Norman Jameson, June 2011
Breaking News: "A Sermon That Sings" Gardner-Webbb University, June 2011
Breaking News: "J. Alfred Smith, Sr.: “Reclaiming our Prophetic Voice”" By Executive Director, Dr. Alan Bean, Friend Of Justice
Breaking News: "Preacher to Preacher: An Interview with J. Alfred Smith" By Jenny Warner, March 15,2011
Breaking News: "Healing The Trauma Of The Middle Passage" Tikkun Magazine, Winter 2011
Breaking News: On page 157 of "Walk Together Children: Black and Womanist Theologies, Church and Theological Education", edited by Dwight N. Hopkins of the University of Chicago and Linda Thompson of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Pastor Emeritus Smith has a chapter named, "Christ As A Woman" - A Hope for the Church." The book is published by Cascade Books of Eugene Oregon.

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Speaking Engagements

 

Dr. Smith is a noted lecturer and speaker who has studied to show himself approved unto God and has used his God given talents to help build up the body of Christ, one person, one church at a time.

2015 Speaking Engagements

Date
Event
Function
Location
Contact
02/22/2015 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher First AME Church, Oakland,CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/29/2015 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Church By The Side Of The Road, Berkeley,CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/05/2015 11:15 AM Easter Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland,CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/19/2015 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Faith Baptist Church, Oakland,CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.

2013 Speaking Engagements

Date
Event
Function
Location
Contact
01/06/2013 9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Regeneration Church, Oakland,CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/06/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Fellowship Baptist Church, Oakland,CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/13/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/20/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Ebenezer Baptist Church, Englewood, NJ Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/27/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Pilgrim Hope Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/03/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/10/2013 4:00 PM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Images Changes Baptist Church, Lathrop, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/11-02/12 2013 All Day Event Retreat Leader - Preacher San Damiano Retreat Center, Pastor Retreat, Oakland, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/17/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Brentwood Baptist Church, Houston, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/18-02/21 2013 Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference Workshop Leader - Teacher International Hotel, Dallas,TX Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/07/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Matthew Memorial Baptist Church, Washngton, DC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/18-04/19 2013 Los Angeles CA. Women Minister’s Conference Revival Preacher Knox Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/21/2013 11:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship Preacher Faith Baptist Church, Oakland, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/25/2013 North Park University Preacher Chicago, IL Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/26/2013 Lecture to Pastors of the Central Conference of Evangelical Covenant Church Preacher Chicago, IL Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/28/2013 Charge to the Pastor at the Installation Service for Pastor Ivan Pitts Preacher Long Beach CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
05/19/2013 Preach Mill Grove Christian Church Preacher Oakland, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08/04/2013 10:30 AM Sunday
New Calvary Baptist Church
Preacher Detroit. MI Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.

2012 Speaking Engagements

Date
Event
Function
Location
Contact
12.09.2012 Sunday Worship Servies Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland Ca. (8:00 AM and 11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
12.02.2012 90th Anniversary Preacher Preacher McGee Baptist Church, Berkeley Ca. (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
11.25.2012 Sunday Worship Services Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland Ca. (8:00 AM and 11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
10.21.2012 90th Anniversary Preacher Preacher First Baptist Church, Alameda Ca. (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
09.23.2012 100TH ANNIVERSARY 11:00 AM PREACHER Preacher Gethsemane Baptist Church, Washington , D. C. (11:00AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
09.16.2012 Legacy of Legends: Honoring the Pastorate of Bishop James D. Carrington 11:30 AM PREACHER Preacher Friendship Baptist Church, Yorba Linda, CA (11:30AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08.25.2012 11:00 AM PREACHER Preacher Mt. Calvary Baptist, Albany, New York (11:00AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08.19.2012 11:00 AM PREACHER Preacher Antioch Wesleyan Church, Antioch, Ca (11:00AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08.18.2012 Anniversary Preacher Anniversary of Dr. Mauvis Peoples of Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Berkeley, Ca
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08.12.2012 11:00 AM PREACHER Preacher Macedonia Baptist Church Los Angeles, Ca (11:00AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08.09.2012 PREACHER Preacher Laymans Anniversary of Progressive National Baptist Convention, Convention Center Memphis, Tn.
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
08.05.2012 11:00 AM PREACHER Preacher Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Memphis, Tn. (11:00AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
07.16.2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Morning Star Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri (7:00 PM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
07.16.2012 146th Church Anniversary Preacher Second Baptist Church ,Columbia, Missouri (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
07.08.2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Church Without Walls, Houston Tx (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
06.24.2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
06.03.2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Word Assembly Church Tracy, Oakland , Antioch Ca. Congregations (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
05.20.2012 Usher Anniversary Preacher Preacher Easter Hill United Methodist Church at Richmond California(3:00 PM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
05.20.2012 90th Anniversary Preacher Preacher Mt Zion Baptist Church Oakland, CA (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04.29.2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Community Church 1527 34th Street Oakland, CA (11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/22/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher New Hope Baptist Church Danbury, Connecticut (11:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/26/2012 - 03/28/2012 Lecture Lecturer Virginia University Lynchburg, VA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/18/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher First Baptist Church East Elmhurst, NY (11:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/11/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Second Baptist Church Vallejo, CA
(11:00 AM)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/04/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Morning Star Baptist Church Portland, OR (11:00 AM ) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/26/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church Oakland, CA (10:00 AM ) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
92/22/2012 Black History Speaker Preacher/Teacher Black History Speaker Veterans Building 1301 Clay Street Oakland, CA (11:00 AM Service) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/20/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Chapel American Baptist Seminary of the West Berkeley, CA (6:00 PM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/19/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher First A.M.E. Oakland, CA (11:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/16/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Second Baptist Church Vallejo, CA (11:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/05/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church Oakland, CA (8:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/05/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher
Bay Area Christian Connection Oakland, CA (10:00 AM) 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/22/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Trinity Baptist Church San Mateo, CA (9:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/15/2012 Guest Preacher Preacher Millenian Baptist Church Little Rock, Arkansas (10:00 AM) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.

2011 Speaking Engagements

Date
Event
Function
Location
Contact
08/28/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher New Millennium, Little Rock Arkansas Pastor Wendell Griffen
08/26/2011 Convocation Preacher Preacher Philander Smith College, Little Rock Arkansas Dr. Walter Kimbrough PhD  President
06/11/2011 Keynote Speaker Preacher American Baptist Seminary Of The West Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
06/05/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Church of All Faiths Community Church, Oakland Ca Reverend David Brian Gray
5/22/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church
Oakland, CA (11:00 AM Service)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
5/22/2011 Guest Preacher (First Lady Rev.Bernestine Smith) Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church
Oakland, CA (8:00 AM Service)
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
05/08/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Christian Faith Baptist Church Church, Raleigh NC (11:00 AM Service) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
05/08/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher First Baptist Church, Raleigh NC (8:00 AM Service) Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/24/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Jubilee Baptist Church , Taylors SC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
04/03/2011 Guest Preacher (First Lady Rev.Bernestine Smith) Preacher Washington, Missionary Baptist Church, Shelby NC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/28/2011 C.O. & Eliza Greene Lectures on Pastoral Ministry.
10:00 AM "The Justice Itenerary of Jesus Christ: Toward Adoption, Replication, and Implementatin"
Luke 4:14-20
Blanton Auditorium

7:00 PM "Wake Up Sleeping Justice"
Luke 16: 19-31
Dover Chapel

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Lecturer Gardner Webb University Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/27/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Ridgeville Baptist Church, Inman, SC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/20/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church
Oakland, CA
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
03/05/2011 Regional Men's Conference Keynote Speaker
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Gastonia, NC 
 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/27/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher
Palmer Grove Baptist Church, Kingstown, NC
 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/26/2011 Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Cornerstone Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/20/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Generostee Baptist Church, Star, SC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/13/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher First Baptist Church, Lawndale, North Carolina
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
02/09/2011 02/16/201
02/23/2011
03/03/2011
Lectures on "Falling In Love With God" Lecturer
Washington Missionary Baptist Church, Shelby, NC
 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/30/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher
Park Road Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/23/2011 Guest Preacher Preacher Green Bethel Baptist Church, Boiling Springs, NC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/18/2011 9:25 AM
Martin Luther King Preacher
Preacher Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
01/17/2011 12:00 Noon
Guest Preacher
Preacher St. James Presbyterian Church Greensboro, NC Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.

2010 Speaking Engagements

Date
Event
Function
Location
Contact
12/19/2010 8:00 Am and 11:00 AM Sunday Worship Celebration Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church Oakland, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Jr.
12/12/2010 Celebrating Pastor Youngblood’s 50 years of preaching Preacher Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY Pastor Johnny Youngblood
12/05/2010 Sunday Worship Celebration Preacher McGee Avenue Baptist Church Berkley, CA Rev. Michael Smith, Pastor
11/28/2010 Pastor's Anniversary Service Preacher Mount Vernon Baptist Church 620 Parkrose Avenue Memphis, TN Dr. James L. Netters, Sr.
11/21/2010 Senior's Day Preacher Matthews Memorial Baptist Church Washington D.C. Dr. Charles Matthew Hudson Jr.
11/20/2010 Christian Leadership Workshop Preacher Union Baptist Church 833 Lincoln Street Dover, DE
Dr. Reedie Moore, Jr. Pastor
11/14/2010 Howard Thurman’s Birthday Celebration Preacher Preach at The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples
San Francisco,CA
Dr. Dorsey Blake, Pastor.
10/10/2010 Guest Preacher Preacher Gethsemane Baptist Church Washington, D.C.
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Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
9/30/2010 Speaker at Kelley Miller Smith Center for Black Church Studies Preacher Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
9/26/2010 Guest Preacher Preacher Second Baptist Church Fresno, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
8/29/2010 Appreciation for Dr. L. P. Lewis Preacher Bethany Baptist Church,
Oakland, CA
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
8/8/2010 Guest Preacher Preacher Third Baptist Church
San Francisco, CA
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
8/2/2010 Progressive National Baptist Convention Preacher Orlando, FL Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
8/1/2010 Dr. Leslie Braxton 5th Anniversary Preacher New Beginnings Baptist Renton, WA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
7/26/2010 SPEAKING THE TRUTH TO BLACK LEADERS: A PROPHETIC CALL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE Teacher University of Southern California Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
7/25/2010 Appreciation for Dr. Carol Broadfoot Preacher Friendship Baptist Church Vallejo, CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
6/29/2010 Convention Speaker Preacher Progressive National Baptist Convention
El Paso, Tx
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
6/27/2010 Sunday Service Preacher Beebee Memorial Cathedral
Oakland, CA
11:00 AM
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
6/20/2010 Sunday Services Preacher Center of Hope
Oakland, CA
11:00 AM
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
6/20/2010 Sunday Services Preacher Allen Temple Baptist Church Oakland, CA
8:00 AM 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
6/13/2010 Sunday Services Preacher Abyssinian Baptist Church
Oakland, CA
11:00 AM 
Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
6/6/2010

Installation sermon for
Rev.Desmond Hoffmeister

 

Preacher Granada Hills, CA Granada Hills Baptist Church
6/4/2010 Pastor’s Conference on Economic Justice Preacher Oakland Marriott Oakland CA Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
5/30/2010 5th Pastoral Anniversary of The Rev. Kim Gaston Preacher South Vermont Ave Baptist Church, Los Angeles Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
3/10/2010 121st Annual Convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis: "Rarer Than a Two Dollar Bill? Traditional Shabbat Sermons and The Future Of The Reform Rabbinate" Keynote Speaker San Francisco, Ca Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus
2/15/2010 Lecture Supporting Obama Lecturer San Francisco Dr. J. Alfred Smith
1/31/2010 Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches: Reclaming Our Prophetic Voice(Click for Full Document) Preacher Bethel A.M.E. Church Ramona Lindsey-Moats
Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches
323.238.0445
1/23/2010 - 1-25/2010
Conference “The Justice Itinerary of Jesus”   Keynote speaker along with Rev. Marvin McNickle. The Tabernacle Baptist Church of Detroit Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr.
1/17/2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Preacher Augustana Lutheran Church Denver, CO, Pastor John R. Pederson Dr. John R. Pederson
1/03/2010 Friendship Baptist Church Preacher Vallejo, Ca Dr. Carroll Broadfoot

2009 Speaking Engagements

Date
Event
Function
Location
Contact
1/14/2009 Foothill College Martin Luther King Day Speaker Los Altos, CA
Dr. Donald Dorsey
 
1/19/2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast 24th Annual Speaker Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Otha Gilyard
 
1/24/2009 Allen Temple United Men's Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speaker Oakland, CA
Ralph Gordon
 
2/4/2009 American Baptist Women in Ministry Lecturer & Presenter Valley Forge, PA
Rev. Valentine Royal
 
2/24/2009 National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black History Month Speaker Oakland, CA
Dr. Robert Castle
 
 3/2-3/2009 CA Board of Governors meeting Board member Sacramento, CA
Njerri Griffin
 
3/6/2009 C.A.B. Outreach Ministries Banquet Speaker Alexandria, VA
Dr. Carroll Baltimore
 
 3/20-24/09 Bethune Cookman College Lecturer & Presenter Daytona Beach, FL
Dr. Clifton Dawson
 
4/25/2009 American Baptist Women of the East Bay Keynote Speaker Alameda First
Rev. Charlotte Myers
 
5/31/2009 Installation Service for Rev. Otis Moss III Guest Speaker Chicago, Ill
Rev. Otis Moss III
 
6/5/2009 NAACP 100th Year Anniversary Speaker Oakland, CA
George Holland, Sr.
 
 6/22-07/2/09 Fuller Seminary Instructor Pasadena, CA
Catherine Sagos Kelly
 
 7/7-9/09 Living Legend Luncheon-E. K. Bailey Conference Conference Preacher & Honoree Dallas, TX
Rev. Bryan Carter
 
11/14/2009 National Council on Family Relations Lecturer & Presenter San Francisco, CA
Dr. Curtis Fox
 
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