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Dr. Daryl Smith

daryl_smithCo-Director of Mentored Ministry (Florida Dunnam campus)


  • Small Group and Team Ministry
  • Servant Leadership
  • Marriage Ministry


  • B.A., Spring Arbor College, 1970
  • M.A.R., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1985
  • Ed.D., University of Kentucky, 1995

He received a B.A. from Spring Arbor University (Music Education), 1970; an M.A.R. from Asbury Theological Seminary (Christian Education), 1985; and an Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky, (Instructional Design Systems), 1995.

Dr. Smith is an ordained pastor in the South Atlantic Conference of the Free Methodist Church USA. He is a member of the SAC Ministerial Education and Guidance Board.

Dr. Smith is the 2008 recipient of the Alumni Professional Excellence Award from Spring Arbor University. He is a member of the International Christian Mentoring Network, the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (EATFE), and the Association for Theological Field Education (ATFE). He is also Pastoral Team Leader for the Orlando Free Methodist Fellowship, an incarnational, missional-ministry community.

His writings include: Two chapters in Preparing for Ministry: a practical guide to theological field education, More Than a Great Wedding: creating healthy communities where relationships thrive. He has also partnered with students to create The Gathering Place Series, a four-book, small group resource. His latest projects include a second edition of More Than a Great Wedding and Servant Leading a Village Group.

Dr. Smith and his wife, Carolyn, have three grown children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, two great sons-in-law, four grandchildren — and more on the way.


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