Min. Marilyn Smith, 2nd Assistant Pastor

Minister Smith’s Profile


Parents: Mr. James and the late Mrs. Minnie McLaurin

Siblings: James, Elaine, Kenneth, Michele 

United In Holy Matrimony:  

To Jonathan Smith – November 24, 1982

Mother of Ashley T. and Whitney B. Smith

Christian Upbringing: 


As a Child:
She was Baptized at the age of 12 at First Emanuel Baptist Church by Rev.Samuel Hadley. 

As an Adult: 

She moved her membership to New Home Full Gospel Ministries and subsequently returned to First Emanuel Baptist Church in July 1990.

She acknowledged her call to ministry in 2004.



Outreach Ministry:  


Street Ministry, Feed the Homeless and Gospel Fest


 Sunday School, Youth Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, Emanuel’s Eminent Women With Vision Conference (EEWWV) and Young Adult Male Ministry Conference (YAMM)




Min. Smith is receiving her training under the direction and guidance of Pastor Southall through Leadership Retreats, Bible Study, Ministers’ Meeting and Teachers’ Meeting.  She has also been trained in creative teaching by the Cornerstone Association Conference and the National Baptist Sunday School Congress.

She obtained her license to preach on December 24, 2006.