Pastor Jonathan Smith is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 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 has served his communities in numerous capacities such as PRN Hospital Chaplain, Police Department Community Chaplain, Mayor's Clergy Advisory Council, Certified Marriage Counselor and a Community Health Advocate. Pastor Smith has also served on numerous non-profit boards.
Pastor Smith has been successfully married for twenty-one 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."