One of the most passionate & powerful voices of our generation, L. Spenser Smith, is a prolific preacher and teacher sharing in churches, conferences & seminars across the country. He is the lead pastor of the Impact Nation Fellowship Church located in Tuscaloosa & Birmingham, Alabama. An apostolic trendsetter, his keen insight into culture & theological connectivity has positioned him as voice of counsel & wisdom to many from all sectors of life. He is the presiding bishop of the Unity Impact Fellowship and the president of P.O.U.R Mentorship Network.
Reared in a musically gifted and deeply religious family, it was clear where Bishop Smith’s path would eventually lead him. After graduating with honors from high school, he attended Florida A&M University, where he was a member of the world famous Marching 100 and director of the FAMU Gospel Choir. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, he worked as a middle school band director for the Duval County Public School System. Shortly thereafter at the age of 26, Bishop Smith began his pastoral ministry at the New Testament Church, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, following the untimely passing of his father-in-law, the Reverend Charles E. Moore. Bishop Smith’s profound and courageous leadership has caused the ministry to be a life-changing force, not only in Tuscaloosa, but throughout the region and nation.
He is married to Patrice Smith and they are proud parents of 3 children, Jori Aaliyah, Jamel Alexander & Jarren Andrew.