Dr. R. LaMont Smith

Dr. Smith was certified to the Ministry at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan and was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel at Bexar Street Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas .

Prior to accepting the Pastorate at Chapel Hill Baptist Church , Dr. Smith served as the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio .  His early ministry experience includes serving as Pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana .  He also served as Executive Assistant at the Liberty Temple Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan and as Administrative Assistant / Director of Education at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church , also of Detroit .  Dr. Smith initiated and directed the Detroit Education Extension Program of the Virginia Union University School of Theology.  He has lectured for the EC Morris Institute of Arkansas Baptist College and he served as a lecturer/instructor for the Metropolitan District Congress of Christian Education. Dr. Smith currently serves as lecturer with the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and as an adjunct professor for the Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio .  He is a noted preacher, lecturer and seminar leader throughout the and abroad.

During his tenure at Chapel Hill Baptist Church , Dr. Smith has given leadership to the 2.5 million dollar renovation project of the church sanctuary, fellowship hall and the Roy A. Allen Family Life Center .  He is now leading the church in the future campus which is an estimated 25 million dollar program that includes Senior Citizen Housing, Art Center , New Church Edifice, Recreation Center , Academy and Town Houses.

The vast increase of Education outreach ministries is the heart of Dr. Smith's ministry.  He believes in a Seven Day Ministry, Church and Outreach.

Dr. Smith believes in ministering to the total person with serious commitment by reaching out into the community.

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