Instructor’s Biographical Sketch

Dr. James W. Smith was born and reared in Louisburg (Franklin County) North Carolina where he attended the former Perry's High School. He later attended North Carolina Central University and NCCU Law School, Durham, North Carolina where he earned both degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and a Juris Doctorate. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry Degrees from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia and additional theological studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Shaw Divinity School, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Presently, Dr. Smith serves on the Executive Committee of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Durham and Vicinity and the Triangle Steering Committee of Historical Black Colleges and Universities. He is a volunteer instructor at the Federal Correctional Institution, Butner, NC. He is the retired Pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Bahama, North Carolina. He is self-employed as a Church Consultant and an Inspirational/Motivational Speaker. He is the author of three published books entitled, “Deal By Me, A Golden Opportunity Blown,” "Deal By Me 2nd Edition, A Self Evaluation" and "Come, Let us Reason Together." Dr. Smith is married to Barbara Wess Smith, now retired from the Durham Public Schools. They have two children and two grandchildren.