James D. Smith, III

 James D. Smith, III

Address3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul
Minnesota, MN

Associate Professor of Church History, Bethel Seminary

A.B., San Diego State University;,
M.Div., Bethel Seminary,
Th.M., Harvard Divinity School,
Th.D.,, Harvard University,

For the past 25 years, Smith has pursued the vocation of integrated ministry as a pastor-teacher. A Bethel adjunct since 1988, he now serves as contracted, half-time faculty. He also teaches (since 1993) theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego and has taught at Eastern Seminary, Philadelphia, and Southern Seminary, Louisville. Smith has ministered as senior pastor at churches in Boston, Minneapolis, and San Diego, and currently is on staff at College Avenue Baptist Church. An AAR and ASCH member, Smith’s teaching and research interests involve Christian biography, spiritual life, and women in the Christian tradition. Formative experiences include service as a Harvard Teaching Fellow with Henri Nouwen and Margaret Miles. Smith is on the editorial board of Christian History magazine.

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