Pastor Jonathan Smith is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and a Certified Trainer for Prepare/Enrich. A native of Chicago and a former resident of Tucson for nineteen years, Pastor Smith returns after fifteen years to pastor his home church Tucson Sharon. Pastor Smith is a graduate of Oakwood University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Biblical Languages (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis in Church Growth. In an effort to more effectively minister to the community, Pastor Smith earned a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Pastor Smith currently serves on the Arizona's Attorney's General African-American Advisory Council. Pastor Smith also serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank in an effort to provide a voice for the voiceless in the community. In addition to Pastor Smith's role as a public health advocate, he is trained as a certified trainer and marriage counselor for Prepare/Enrich. Pastor Smith is also a chaplain and has served as a PRN hospital chaplain.
Pastor Smith has been successfully married for over twenty years to his pearl of great price and from that union they have 3 wonderful children. Pastor Smith's greatest joy is watching men, women, boys and girls mature in Jesus Christ. Pastor Smith's favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:19 and his motto is "Have Bible, Will Travel."