Efrem Smith

Bayside Midtown

Efrem Smith is the President and CEO of World Impact, an urban missions organization committed to the empowerment of the urban poor. Previously, he served as the Superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Efrem was the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church and president of The Sanctuary Community Development Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. He consults nationally and internationally on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development for churches, educational institutions, and other organizations. He is the author of the books, Raising-up Young HeroesThe Hip Hop Church; and The Post-Black and Post-White Church.