Jason Smith, congregational engagement specialist

jason@allianceofbaptists.org

Contact Jason about:

- Making a gift to the Alliance of Baptists

- Connecting with an Alliance of Baptists congregational partner

- Visiting your congregation/city to promote the Alliance of Baptists

Jason Smith serves as a Congregational Engagement Specialist with the Alliance of Baptists, working collaboratively with partner congregations and Alliance leadership on development strategy and congregational relations. He also teaches at his alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University, as an adjunct professor in the Sutton School of Social Sciences. He serves on the board of directors of Interfaith Arkansas, and the executive committee of the Baptist Joint Committee. Previously, he worked with youth at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. While in D.C., he studied at Wesley Theological Seminary (’14, M. Div.), where he focused on urban ministry. He was ordained at Calvary Baptist Church in June 2014.

Jason grew up in Costa Rica where his parents served as Baptist missionaries, and continues to be involved in special projects collaborating with communities of faith in Latin America; he co-led an intercultural immersion and housing construction project in El Salvador in 2012, has served as a New Testament Instructor with churches in the Kuna Yala province of Panama through the Latino Network of Virginia Baptists in 2014, served as an interpreter for earthquake excavation crews in Peru in 2007, and has represented the Alliance of Baptists on official visits at the Fraternity of Baptist Churches of Cuba in 2015 and 2016.

Jason and his wife Myra live in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where Myra is an Assistant Professor of History at Ouachita Baptist University. They share their home with one cat and two dogs Jackie, Coco, and Bogey.

Jason Smith