Dr. Samuel Smith, Jr., is a native Stocktonian, who by the grace of God is servant of the people where he met the Lord. Dr. Smith was Licensed and Ordained by his pastor the late Dr. Henry F. Dean, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Dr. Smith is a well respected, gifted man of God who preaches an uncompromising gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has been faithfully leading the people of God at the Emmanuel Baptist Church for 22 years. Dr. Smith is well qualified to do what God has called him to do for he holds:
Master in Theology
Bachelor in Theology
Associate in Biblical Studies
Ph. D. in Christian Education
A Teaching Certificate from ACI
Doctorate in Christian Counseling
Dr. Smith Is also a Seminary Professor and a blessing to the people of God.