Dr. Jonathan G. Smith

Dr. Jonathan G. Smith

Update

The blog and podcast has moved to a new home mygracenation.com.

Overview

Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is a husband, father, and pastor on a mission – to see lives transformed.  He blogs and hosts a weekly podcast called Grace On Fire.

 

Introduction

Dr. Jonathan has been involved in local churches throughout his life. Raised as a Southern Baptist, he received the gospel of Jesus early in life and has been forever shaped by its truthfulness.

After graduating from college, he married the love of his life and worked for eight years as a sales professional and trainer for the pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co. Together he and his wife, Ivey Rose, have three children – Jillian, Sterling, and Chamblin. While in the corporate world, he pursued further graduate training in business, finance, and management.

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In early 2008, he sensed a call to vocational Christian ministry.  He and his wife both agreed to pursue this calling together and Dr. Jonathan left his career with Merck. He entered into seminary to begin formal ministry training. Upon graduating from seminary, he was offered an opportunity to become the founding Dean of Distance Education at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, FL. While serving at Knox, he continued to pursue advanced studies in theology and ministry. It was during this time that he felt called to pursue an Anglican ministry.   He was ordained as an Anglican minister in 2011 and is currently a resident minister in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America.

Committed to the truth that God changes lives through faith in his Son Jesus Christ, he transitioned from academic to pastoral ministry and became the Rector of Trinity Anglican Church in Orlando, FL. Sensing the call to church revitalization, he led Trinity to merge with another struggling Anglican church in the Orlando area and begin a new work.  In 2014, the two congregations formed Redeemer Anglican Church of Orlando and came together in a collective mission to see the city of Orlando flourish by experiencing God, engaging people, and enriching communities.

In addition to his pastoral responsibilities at Redeemer, he also serves on the boards of The Anglican Connection, a ministry dedicated to promoting Gospel-Centric Anglicanism in North America.

Academic Achievements

  • The University of West Florida, BA, BA – Psychology and Organizational Communication
  • Webster University, MBA – Marketing and Finance
  • Knox Theological Seminary, MA – Christianity and Culture
  • Reformed Theological Seminary, Graduate Certificate – Reformed Theological Studies
  • Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, ThM – Pastoral Ministry
  • Knox Theological Seminary, DMin – Dissertation Title: Gospel Identity: A Tri-Perspective Psychographic Model for Individuals Struggling With Same-Sex Attraction

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Dr. Jonathan Smith is an Anglican minister in the Evangelical tradition. He has been involved in local churches throughout his life as a volunteer and staff minister. After college, he worked for eight years as a sales professional and trainer for the pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co. Sensing a call to vocational Christian ministry, he left his successful corporate career to pursue a degree in theology after which he became the founding Dean of Distance Education at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Committed to the truth that God changes lives through faith in his Son Jesus Christ, he transitioned from academic to pastoral ministry. In 2013, Jonathan accepted the position as Rector of Redeemer Anglican Church, Orlando, FL. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities at Redeemer, he also serves on the boards of The Anglican Connection and Exchange Ministries.

Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is dedicated to seeing God’s truth lived out in everyday life through Advancing Hope, Crafting Purpose, and Shaping Transformation. He has been involved in various aspects of church planting, revitalization, and overseas mission work.  His teachings and articles are available on his website: jonathangsmith.com.