Rev. Lloyd Smith to be installed as president of Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention
Reverend Dr. Nathan Johnson, senior pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, will be the guest speaker at the service of installation service of Rev. Dr. Lloyd Smith as 10th president of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention.
Smith, who will be installed into office on Sunday, June 3, during a service to be held at the William Thompson Auditorium, Jean Street at 3 p.m.
The incoming president professed Christ as Lord and Savior at a youthful age, and the church became his life. He associated with senior clergymen, who he looked up to as his spiritual fathers in the ministry.
With the mentorship, advice, and fellowship he experienced from his association with men in the sacred ministry, he was destined for leadership in the Baptist church.
He was ordained as a deacon in the St. John’s Baptist Cathedral where he worshipped and served for many years under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Ornan Pratt; Smith was licensed to preach the gospel by Rev. Dr. Michael Symonette, general superintendent of the St. John’s Native Society.
With a desire to advance the gospel and to equip himself, he pursued studies in Bible and theology at New Orleans Baptist Seminary where he received an undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry. He later obtained a Bachelor’s of Theology from International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida. He obtained a Master of Divinity from Universal Bible Seminary, and a doctorate degree in Christian Counseling.
In August 2001, Smith met with a group of worshippers and organized the Mount Horeb Baptist Church located in Sandy Port, West Bay Street.
He has also served in the Bahamas Baptist Convention under a number of presidents as executive board member, treasurer and first vice president. The pastor later organized the Independent Baptist Association where he is the moderator. In May of 2017, he was elected the 10th president of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convent.
Smith is married to the former Linda Wright of New Providence. He is a father and a grandfather.