Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. Pastor Smith is the former- president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He is the current co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church, Midtown in Sacramento, California. He’s the author of several books, including his latest, “Killing Us Softly.” Pastor Smith is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He’s currently a doctoral student in Church Leadership at Fuller Seminary.
Pastor Smith is married to Donecia and has two daughters. Pastor Smith is excited to be a part of all that God is doing in and through Bayside. He and Pastor Bob are encouraged by the rapid growth on the Midtown campus and are eager to work together and share the love of God throughout the Sacramento region.