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[FL] Sid Smith is Honored
African American Fellowship honors Florida's Sid Smith
Salute to Smith
This accolade, from E.W. McCall Sr., pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church in La Puente, Calif., was one of many directed toward Smith June 20 at a banquet in his honor given by the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention. Smith announced his retirement earlier this year as director of the Florida Baptist Convention's African American ministries division.
Smith has served more than 40 years in a Southern Baptist denominational role, longer than any other African American leader. He served in California, Tennessee and Florida but his influence permeates multicultural strategies now in place at the SBC's North American Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources.
"Everywhere he's gone, he's made an impact on Southern Baptist life," McCall said.