“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
The Reverend Johnny Calvin Smith has a powerful message for all mankind. This man of God speaks without reservation, proclaiming the gospel of grace, calling for repentance, faith, and hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. Smith is in his sixteenth year as Pastor of the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.
He received his formal education in the Dallas Public School system, earning his diploma from L.G. Pinkston High School in 1970. He furthered his education by earning the following degrees and certifications:
Jarvis Christian College
Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
Southern Bible Institute, Diploma in Preliminary Bible Program
Dallas Bible College
Dallas Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
Southern Bible Institute, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
Northwestern Theological Seminary, Doctor of Theology-Biblical Studies
Texas Teacher Certificate – Elementary Grades (PK-6)
October 1992 – June 2011
Dallas Independent School District, Mathematics/Science Teacher
January 1975 - September 1992
Mobil Pipe Line Company, Accountant
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ…Preach the word…”
II Timothy 4:1-2. Ordained as a Minister at Mount Moriah in 1977, he began in 1982 serving as Director of the Board of Christian Education until accepting the pastorate in 2007. Additionally, he has served as a Sunday School Teacher, Instructor of Evangelical Training Association; and Mount Moriah Disciple Institute. He has also served as a part-time Instructor at Southern Bible Institute since 1985. He rightly divides the Word in his inspirational column, “Devotional Thought From The Word” published in The Dallas Post Tribune.
Pastor Smith and his wife, Violet, have been married for over 45 years and are the proud of parents of one daughter, Joy (Brad) McBeth and two sons Rev. Jonathan (Christina) Smith and Rev. Jared (Erica) Smith. They have been blessed with eight grandchildren, Josiah, Jillian, Jeremiah, Jessica, Jackson, Jedidiah, Jordan and Judson.
Pastor Smith has a great love and devotion for his family and a sincere passion and concern for the youth of today. As a retired Mathematics/Science Teacher in the Dallas ISD, Pastor Smith expresses “I am praying that youth of today will remain steadfast in their walk with the Lord and avoid the pitfalls of seemingly worldly pleasures presented by Satan.”