Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Reggie Smith was born and raised on Chicago’s west side in the North Lawndale neighborhood. After attending university and working at Kirkland & Ellis law firm and Spiegel’s in Chicago, he felt the Lord calling him into ministry. He moved to Grand Rapids to attend Calvin Theological Seminary and earned his Masters of Divinity degree. He was ordained into the Christian Reformed ministry in 1994. Dr. Smith has served churches in Chicago, Ill, Paterson, NJ, and the Roosevelt Park neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Mich. In 2004, he obtained his Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary. In addition to publishing numerous articles, book chapters, blog posts and devotionals, he has been an adjunct professor and instructor at Western Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Calvin Theological Seminary. Currently, Dr. Smith serves as the director of diversity for the CRCNA. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 31 wonderful years. Together, they are committed to modeling a life of racial reconciliation in a cross-cultural urban setting. He is the proud father of three beautiful daughters including twins Katrina and Mariah, and their older sister Janelle.

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Plan to join us for FREE virtual events that can provide a snack-sized portion of what Inspire has to offer. 

When:  August 3-6, 2021 at Noon-1:00 Eastern  (11:00-12:00 Central | 10:00-11:00 Mountain | 9:00-10:00 Pacific)

What: A daily taste of Inspire to whet your appetite for next year. Each session will include worship, a plenary speaker, and the opportunity to network with others. Expect special musical and spoken word poetry, and guest performances in addition to thought-provoking messages and stimulating discussion. 

Register: Space is limited. Please indicate your interest for each session by registering. Video recordings of each day’s session will also be posted for those unable to attend.