Get to Know #ThePreachers: Dr. E Dewey Smith
Dr. E. Dewey Smith is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon with a membership of more than 15,000, representing five generations of people from all socioeconomic classes. A native of Macon, Georgia, he commenced his ministry at age 17 and has been a minister of the gospel for more than 25 years.
He has served as an international keynote speaker on some of today’s most renowned platforms. Counted among those inspired by his message of hope are students, educators, doctors, professional athletes (NBA/NFL), gospel and R&B artists, Hollywood actors and other celebrities.
A prolific author of theological books and articles, Dr. Smith’s works have appeared in The African American Pulpit Journal, among others, and his most recent book is titled, A God Dream. For nearly 20 years, he’s written and produced internationally-acclaimed films and miniseries, and he received the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters 2015 Programmer of the Year Allen Award for his television program, Living Hope. A national recording artist and songwriter, he served as the Executive Producer for The Hope Mass Choir’s Live at the Cathedral project and is the featured artist on his latest single, “I’m a Christian Man.”
Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Atlanta’s Morehouse College, a Master of Science degree from Southern Christian University in Montgomery, Alabama, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
He has served as an esteemed lecturer for some of the country’s most notable universities including Princeton, Howard University, Hampton University, Wesley Seminary, Hartford Seminary and Shaw University. In 2008, Dr. Smith was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Board of Preachers at Morehouse College as a Distinguished Preacher.
He has been married for more than 20 years to his wife, Andrea. They have two sons: Kamari Elijah and Kylen Isaiah.