Fred Douglas Smith Jr.
Associate Director of Practice in Ministry and Mission; Professor of Urban Ministry


Fred Smith is an elder in the United Methodist Church.  He served as the Associate Director of Interfaith Programs for the Carter Center in Atlanta before becoming Senior Pastor of Fellowship UMC and Director of the Center of Hope (2000-2005). He specializes in the areas of prophetic religious education, violence in black communities, substance abuse prevention, at-risk youth, and faith and health.  

His current projects include:

  • Writing "The Beloved Community: Prophetic Religious Education, Faith-based Initiative Manual";
  • Development of the Center for Community Transformation;
  • Supporting Mount Vernon Square Taskforce on Joint Ministry.

Contact Information

Courses Taught

  • A Practical Theology of Urban Ministry
  • Prophetic Christian Education
  • Children and Poverty
  • Christian Education and the Black Experience
  • Christian Life Skills for At-Risk Youth
  • Foundations of Urban Ministry
  • Internship in Ministry and Mission
  • Issues of Faith and Health in the Urban Setting
  • PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy
  • Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry
  • Urban Fellows Seminar


  • Harvard University, B.A.
  • Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, M.Div.
  • Emory University, Ph.D.


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