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.
From living in Inner City Dallas, working with Central Dallas Ministries/Central Dallas Church (now CitySquare) and becoming friends with John, Vera Mae, and Noel in and around 1995–CCDA changed my life! I have lived in San Antonio and now in a tiny town in East Texas. CCDA principles and friendships guide me daily, and WOW! … do they EVER work!