• Fred Smith

    Contributing sermons since May 5, 2007
FRED's church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Baton Rouge Louisiana , 70802

About FRED
  • Education: Secondary Education - Baton Rouge High Magnet School Undergraduate Education - Louisiana State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Graduate Education - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity Degree
  • Experience: 1986-1992: Pastor of the First Free Mission Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana 1992-Present: Pastor of the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray that what you find here will serve to spark the spirit of inspiration in you as you prepare to edify others with the rich and powerful Truth that is the Word of God.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: While I am given to preaching in series format, In December 2003, I began a sermon series entitled, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," which began with the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth and followed His life through Lent, Good Friday, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. Not satisfied, I stayed with the series and delivered messages on the birth of the early Church as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. The sermon series--2 messages on most Sundays for over a year--did not end until January,
  • Family: Wife: Rev. Demetria LaVel JOnes-Smith Children: Charles Turnbull Smith, II and Myles Gabriel Smith
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: By my father, Rev. Charles T. Smith, Pastor-Emeritus (50 years) of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: "Preaching stays fresh so long as the preacher stays relevant to his times and yet consistent to changeless truth of the Gospel.
  • Books that have had an impact: Thinking About God, by Fisher Humphreys Baptists and the Bible, by L. Russ Bush and Tom J. Nettles Christ and Culture, by H. Richard Niebuhr Church Administration in the Black Perspective, by Samuel McKinney
  • Hobbies: Video Games, roller coasters, quality time with my family
  • What I want on my tombstone: His
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