Our Pastor


Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Smith has dedicated his life to serving the AME Church and answering the call to pastoral ministry.

Dr. Smith is a highly esteemed and experienced leader. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Morris Brown College and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Ministry from Payne Theological Seminary. He has pastored several historic churches before becoming the senior pastor of FAME Oakland.

Dr. Smith’s ministry reaches across generations, transcends boundaries and focuses on building heart-driven partnerships within communities. He is a published author and seminar facilitator. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Together with his wife and partner in ministry, Rev. Amittia Bradley Smith, Dr. Smith is raising three beautiful children, HoneyRose, Royal and Rodney Jeremiah.