The Maximizing Your Ministry Network is a non-denominational organization that was built on Biblical truths, not tradition. The network was developed in response to the need for sound theological doctrine and to help identify and address issues that impact newly organized and historically established churches. It serves as a collaborative resource center for pastors and ministerial leaders through the delivery of conferences, webinars, curricula, web-based training, mentorship and ministerial aid.
To equip pastors, ministers and leaders with the practical tools needed to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ with excellence in ministry.
The network is committed to providing a "safe haven" for clergy to exchange ideas, gain enrichment, receive mentorship, and develop accountability structures. The network will assist pastors and ministerial leaders in building and sustaining ministries that renew souls, revive local communities, and represent the Kingdom of God. We are committed to assisting in the restoration of relationships between clergy and laity.
welcome letter (click to expand)
It is with divine love that I greet you. Truly the Great Head of the Church has granted us providential benevolence and favor. To HIM alone be glory and honor.
Modern society has presented the faith community with a host of challenges and opportunities. The 21st century church is now forced to reconsider and re-evaluate the methods and means by which it advances the Gospel message. Additionally, Pastors and Ministers are finding it more difficult to engage like-minded models and sound mentors for ministry.
After years of divine promptings and innumerable requests from Pastors and Ministers alike, I am excited to present to you the "Maximizing Your Ministry" Network. The intent of this network is to glorify God by providing a "safe haven" for ministerial leaders to exchange ideas, gain enrichment, receive mentorship, and develop accountability structures.
While this network is not a denomination or reformation, members will be provided with quarterly teaching sessions, resource materials, and access to coaches/mentors who will assist in fostering healthy relationships among pastors & congregations. This network will not promote hierarchal structure but will allow me to serve as a "Coach/Mentor/Pastor/Networker" for and with ministers who have that desire.
As you browse this site, prayerfully you will see the positive benefits of our network. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Desirous of "Maximized Ministry"
E. Dewey Smith, Jr.
Dr. Smith's Bio (click to expand)
Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon. A proud native of Macon, Ga., he has been a minister of the gospel for more than 25 years. He commenced his preaching ministry at age 17 and his pastoral ministry at age 19. God has highly favored Dr. Smith by allowing explosive growth and outreach to accompany his ministry. His first congregation in Macon, Ga., Beulahland, grew from 48 to over 3,000 people in 13 years. Since 2004 he has served as the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta and under his leadership, the membership roll has grown to more than 11,000. In January 2015, Smith was blessed to expand his ministry with the launch of The House of Hope Macon.
Smith is a learned man--with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Master of Science degree from Southern Christian University in Montgomery, Al, and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Additionally, he was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Board of Preachers at Morehouse College as a “Distinguished Preacher.” Dr. Smith has served on the Board of Directors for the Morehouse School of Religion as well as the Board of Directors for the United Theological Seminary and Bible College of Monroe, La.
He is an author of theological articles and books. Smith’s works have been included in publications such as The African American Pulpit Journal, and his most recent book, A God Dream, is considered a literary gem. Dr. Smith is a musician, producer and songwriter. He was the Executive Producer for The Hope Mass Choir’s Live at the Cathedral project and also recently released his latest single, “I’m a Christian Man.” Pastor Smith’s television broadcasts and media ministries have an international reach and are viewed by millions around the world. His television program, “Living Hope,” is broadcast weekly on The Word Network, which has a reach – in the United States alone – of 86 million households.
A personable and humble man, Dr. Smith has been honored to share in ministry across the world. He has served as the keynote speaker on some of today's most renown platforms and has had the opportunity to address key topics that impact the lives and livelihoods of others. Smith is intentional in his efforts to minister to five generations and his ministry impacts persons from all socioeconomic classes. Counted among those inspired by his message of HOPE are students, educators, doctors, professional NBA/NFL athletes, gospel and R&B artists, Hollywood actors and other celebrities.
Dr. Smith is married to the lovely former Andrea Fambro, his best friend of over 20 years. They have been blessed with two sons: Kamari Elijah and Kylen Isaiah.
Date & Time: December 17th; 7:30 p. m.
Description: December 17th at 7:30 p.m. EST. Join Pastor E. Dewey Smith, Jr. for a conversation on as we discuss ways to build your ministry.