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Dr. J. Alfred Smith was born to be a preacher. But for Smith, who is Pastor Emeritus of Allan Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif., and who served this spring as Gardner-Webb University’s first Scholar in Residence, a life in the pulpit was not his earliest aspiration. “I play the saxophone,” Smith says, “and I wanted to be a jazz musician.”
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Office of University Communications, "A Sermon that Sings" (2011). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 2071.