Our Pastor

Dr. E. Dewey Smith is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta, The House of Hope Macon, and The House of Hope WestPointe – one church in three locations – with a membership roll of more than 10,000.

 

A proud native of Macon, GA, he has been a minister of the gospel for more than 30 years. He commenced his preaching ministry at age 17 and his pastoral ministry at 19. God has highly favored Dr. Smith by allowing explosive growth and outreach to accompany his ministry. Under his leadership, The House of Hope Atlanta was blessed to purchase a 60 acre, 6 building campus, featuring a 7,000 seat Cathedral.

 

Smith is a learned man. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College, in Atlanta, GA; graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree from Amridge University in Montgomery, AL; and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Additionally, he was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Board of Preachers at Morehouse College as a “Distinguished Preacher.”

 

Smith has always had a passion to redress those things that plague the community and burden the people he serves. Throughout his ministry he has been heavily involved in prison reform, re-entry programs, human services and community development. In 2013, Dr. Smith launched The Tabitha’s House, a non-profit organization that provides housing, counseling and support to young girls rescued from human trafficking. In addition, Smith opened The Haven House, a fully staffed, professional and licensed counseling center that addresses the emotional and mental health concerns of people in the community.

 

Dr. Smith is also professionally involved in music, media, film and television production. Smith launched “The Hope TV Network” in 2020 and its programs have received over 300 million views.    Additionally, in Fall 2021, Smith released his first solo project entitled, “God Period” under his record label, Pebble Street Records. He’s a four-time Stellar Award Nominated solo artist whose debut album, “God Period,” was named one of the top albums of 2021 by Billboard. His first single, “Your Presence Is A Gift,” also scored #1 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Charts.

 

Dr. Smith is married to the lovely, former Andrea Fambro, his best friend of over 30 years. They have been blessed with two sons: Kamari Elijah and Kylen Isaiah.

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