UMBChurch Reverend Edwin C Smith - Leading the Flock since 2006
Pastor Smith's Personal Affirmation:
Not by works of righteousness which we have done; but according to His mercy he has saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost Titus 3:5
Reverend Edwin C. Smith is a native of Baltimore Maryland and the Pastor of Union Memorial Baptist Church. He was first called to the Gospel Ministry when he was a member of First Baptist Church of Winans located in Baltimore Maryland. Here Pastor Smith followed in the footprints of his father, the late Reverend Dr. George W. Smith, Sr. (the late Reverend Dr. served the church from 1967 until 1980).
By staying steadfast and true to his calling, Pastor Smith has achieved his Bachelor and Master's Degrees and is currently enrolled at the United Baptist College and Seminary in Baltimore Maryland striving to reach the pinnacle of his education, his Doctorate Degree. He is an avid reader of the bible and has a passion for studying and exegeting the Word of God. Pastor Smith believes expository preaching is the avenue and vehicle by which the congregation is able to grasp the true appreciation and richness of God’s Word. It is through expository preaching people are able to see, hear, evaluate and make conscious decisions about Jesus Christ.
Pastor Smith received his pastoral license on February 2, 1992 and was catechized and ordained on August 9th 1996 at the Canaan Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Russell Groves. As Pastor Smith grew in his faith his commitment to serve also grew. For seven years he served as an Associated Minister at St. Paul Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Cleveland C. Alexander. At St. Paul Baptist Church he also served as Director of the New Member Ministry and as a teacher in the Ministry of Christian Education.
Reverend Smith has served as pastor of Union Memorial Baptist Church since January 1, 2006. He is happily married to First Lady, Sister Sonia Smith and has been since July 22, 2000. He is a graduate of Southern High School Baltimore Maryland.
The Pastoral Legacy:
Reverend Robert H. Young (1880 - 1883)
Reverend Harvey Johnson (1883 - ?)
Reverend Times (?)
Reverend George West (1917 - ?) Reverend King (?)
Reverend Truhart (1930 - ?)
Reverend William Martin (1935 - ?)
Reverend John W Morse (1945 - 1965) Reverend Henry (1965 - 1967)
Reverend Rayfield Gillard (1967 - 1983) Reverend Robert Jones (1983 - 1985)
Reverend Henry Cook (1985 - 1987) Reverend James E Hinton (1987 - 2006)
Reverend Edwin C Smith (2006 - Present)