Efrem Smith

Bayside Midtown

Efrem Smith is the co-lead pastor of Bayside Church Midtown, a multi-ethnic community in Sacramento, CA. Prior to Bayside, he was the President and CEO of World Impact – an urban missions organization committed to empowering the urban poor. In 2003, Efrem planted Sanctuary Covenant Church, a multi-ethnic church in Minneapolis, MN; and later served as superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He speaks nationally and internationally on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. His books include Raising Up Young Heroes; The Hip Hop Church; Jump; The Post-Black and Post-White Church; and Killing Us Softly.