Rev. Sean B. Smith joined Antioch Baptist Church North in September of 1988, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. C.M. Alexander. Under the tutelage and guidance of Rev. Alexander, Rev. Smith was licensed to preach April 14, 1991 and subsequently ordained to the gospel ministry on April 11, 2001. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the tutelage of his pastor, Rev. C.M. Alexander, Rev. Smith embarked on a missionary journey to meet the growing need in our community. April 25, 2001 the Antioch North Baptist Mission was formed and celebrated its first worship service. In July 2006, Rev. Smith led the Antioch North Baptist Mission in the acquisition and renovation of a 27,000 square foot, multi-building, worship facility. The renovation project was completed in February of 2007. Subsequently, the New Horizon Baptist Church was organized and constituted on September 12, 2010.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Rev. Smith is a graduate of Georgia State University, B.A. Journalism and received his Master of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, where he was awarded an Outstanding Academic Achievement recognition and a recipient of the William Ollie and Nell Ray Key Excellence in Leadership Award.
Throughout his ministry Rev. Smith has served both Church and community in a variety of capacities including: Pres. Minister’s Alliance, Antioch Baptist Church North, Instructor, Antioch School of the Bible; Publisher/Editor, General Missionary Baptist Convention Magazine; Co-Chair, Men of Antioch North; Member, Advisory Council DeKalb County Small Business Council; Member, Walton House Board of Directors; Member, Hunger Walk Advisory Board; and, Member, Love in Action Committee/Billy Graham Crusade. Rev. Smith organized and founded 3 Essentials, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to youth development and academic assistance. Moreover, Rev. Smith’s ministry initiatives extend beyond the borders of the United States to orphanages in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Rev. Smith’s additional affiliations include: the United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP), the Advisory Board of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, the Atlanta Ministers Union, and the NAACP.
Rev. Smith is married to Denean K. Smith, Ed.d. and the father of two beautiful daughters: Zoe and Alexandria.