Co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church Midtown
Efrem Smith has agreed to be the Friday keynote speaker in the 2018 Santa Barbara Mission Conference. He will speak Friday evening, Feb. 2, and again the following afternoon. Rev. Smith is an internationally recognized preacher. Also he consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. Currently he is co-lead pastor of Bayside Church Midtown in Sacramento. Rev. Smith has served as the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church and president of The Sanctuary Community Development Corp., both in Minneapolis. He was elected to and has served as regional superintendent in the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination. Just prior to his call to Sacramento he served as president of World Impact, an urban missions organization. He is the author of the books Raising Up Young Heroes, The Hip Hop Church, Jump, The Post-Black and Post-White Church, and Killing Us Softly.