Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader, having served as the founding pastor of the Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN. Currently Efrem is the President and CEO of World Impact, an urban missions organization committed to transforming communities through the facilitation of church planting movements and leadership development. He has authored four books, most recently, The Post-Black and Post-White Church. He is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. Efrem resides in the Bay Area of Northern California with his wife Donecia and their two daughters, Jaeda and Mireya.
I am so grateful for CCDA’s impact in our church and community. In just this past year alone, we have engaged in partnership with a local school, partnered with other churches and organizations in the revitalization of our community, and have stood with The Buffalo 25, undocumented workers who were arrested and who are in the process of being deported. We were able to host the CCDA Film Festival, which brought more awareness to our broken incarceration system.