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                             Rev. Dr. Marvin Timothy Smith



                                                Dr. Marvin T. Smith is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he received                                                     all of his primary and secondary education. He attended Southern University                                                 where he received both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business                                                                         Management (1986) and a Commission into the United Sates Army as an                                                       Officer.

Four Years later, he acknowledged the call from God to prepare to preach the Gospel  of Jesus Christ.  Reverend Smith enrolled at Vanderbilt's Divinity School as a full-time student and three years later obtained the Master of Theological Studies Degree (1993) with a concentration in Christian Ethics. During this time he was both licensed and ordained by the late Dr. Thomas E. Sweeney, Sr., Pastor of the First Baptist South Inglewood, Nashville, Tennessee. He is the former Pastor of the Mt. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, (four years); the Recording Secretary of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Tennessee and the Associate Dean of Christian Education for the Nashville City District Association. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi  Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, and several other religious, civic and military  organizations. Reverend Smith is currently the Vice-President of the Congress of Christian Education Saginaw Valley District and Vice President at Large of the  Wolverine State Baptist Congress of Christian Education. He has taught for three                                          years for the American Baptist College-Saginaw Extension (Introduction to                                                   Homiletics and New Testament Survey), three years for the Wolverine State Baptist                                     Convention (Creative Ways of Teaching), and three years with the Saginaw Valley                                       District (Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Introduction to Christian Ethics and the  Book                                   of Isaiah). He has also been Lecturer and Preacher for the Bradley-Hicklin Lecture                                        series,  American Baptist College-Toledo Extension for the past four years. Reverend                                   Smith is a graduate of the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership, a                                            school  of Asbury Theological Seminary. In May 2008, he received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Preaching at the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts. He is happily married to the lovely Omie Anderson Smith and they are the proud parents of three children -  Marcelle, Marche,' Makenzie and two grandchildren Josiah Timothy Smith and Jabari Trevelle Smith.

Pastor Smith's Engagements:

Mt. Olive Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

1114  N 6th

Saginaw, MI  48601

P: 989.752.8064  E:

Pastors Smith's Office Hours

Please contact the church office at 989.752.8064 for available times or to make an appointment.