State Overseer E. C. McKinley has announced that Bishop Felton Smith, Prelate of the Church of God in Christ in Eastern Tennessee, will be ministering at the Tennessee State Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy.
The 2009 Tennessee State Convention will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee July 10-12, 2009. The public is invited to attend.
Bishop Felton M. Smith, Jr., a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is often referred to as one of God's anointed and accomplished 21st century evangelists. He is a teacher, prophet, apostle and pastor. Bishop is recognized throughout the body of Christ for his charismatic personality and profound insight of the gospel message.
Accepting Christ at the age of seven, and preaching by the age of eight, Bishop Smith's service in ministry has been a lifelong endeavor. As pastor of Tabernacle of Faith Deliverance Church Of God In Christ, Nashville, Tennessee, an acquisition of $2 million dollars have been realized under the leadership of Bishop Smith. A 700 seat sanctuary was completed in 2005, and a 6100 square feet multipurpose Educational and special events center which was acquired in 2003, will be completed in 2007.
Bishop Smith's educational background includes an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California; Pastoral studies, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN; Religion and Philosophy with a minor emphasis on Psychology, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; (2) two earned Under-graduate Degrees in Biblical Studies, American Bible Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; Masters Degree in Orthodoxy in Ministry and Counseling Psychology, Oxford Graduate School; an earned Doctorate of Ministry, International Bible College and Seminary, Orlando, Florida; and Doctorate of Philosophy from the Oxford Graduate School.