Jeffrey Dean Smith serves as pastor of the Donelson Family at First Baptist Church. He is a best-selling inspirational speaker, author and teacher. Throughout his 27-year career, Jeffrey has spoken to more than 4 million people throughout our nation’s churches, universities, conferences, prisons and schools.
Published by Random House Publishing, LifeWay Resources, Back to the Bible and Randall House Publishing, Jeffrey’s words are far-reaching. His voice is, too, as he has served as host of The Family Strong Podcast with Jeffrey Dean. He is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio programs, such as FamilyLife Today Radio.
Jeffrey serves as a contributing writer for Stand Firm Magazine, Horizon, Fusion and The Brink, and his monthly column appears in Direction and Horizon Magazines. Jeffrey is also a guest blogger at forthefamily.org. Jeffrey has held positions on the Strategic Stakeholders Committee for the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington DC, the Advisory Board of National Abstinence Clearinghouse and Youth for Christ, among many others.
Jeffrey loves his family, any day on the lake, and a tall glass of iced tea.