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The Rev. James Louis Smith ’03 of Shelby, N.C., was a 20-year veteran of pastoral ministry when he decided to enroll at Gardner-Webb University. “The School of Divinity was a wonderful blessing in helping me to maximize my potential as a pastor,” Smith reflected. “While I was already gaining a lot from the practical side of ministry, I gained so much more in theory as a student. I really treasured my trips to the Holy Land, Greece, and Egypt.”
Dr. Doug Dickens, GWU School of Divinity, Master of Divinity, Palmer Grove Baptist Church (Kingstown NC), pastoral care and counseling, Rev. James L. Smith
Office of University Communications, "Veteran Pastor Enriched his Ministry with Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 661.