Pastor Constance Smith

New Hope Fellowship is proud to welcome our new pastor. Rev. Constance Smith.

Reverend Constance C. Smith is the former pastor of Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church and is a very active community advocate. Her faith journey continuously seeks to spread the gospel and help others appreciate the importance and necessity of integrating spirituality into everyday living. She spreads the word through her preaching, teaching, living, and involvement in the lives of people. She has a love for children, reading, and traveling.

Reverend Smith was born in Washington, D.C. and has one daughter, Amali who is married to Isaiah Redd. Amali and Isaiah are the proud parents of three children. Rev. Smith is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. and received her Master of Divinity Degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. [1990] and was a Crusade Scholar with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Smith aspires to complete her doctoral degree sometime before she retires.

Reverend Smith served her home church, A.P. Shaw UMC in Washington, D.C. in many capacities before being called into ministry. In her journey towards ordination, she worked at the General Board of Church and Society of the UMC in DC (1987) and was Youth Pastor of Sharp Street UMC in Baltimore in 1986. She was ordained as a Deacon in 1987; a full Elder in 1992 and served as the full-time Pastor of Centerville-New Market Churches in Frederick, MD from 1988 to 1993. She was the pastor of St. Mark/Howard Park UMC in Baltimore, MD from 1988-1993, MD and then assigned to Eastern UMC from 1995 to 2005. She began her pastorate at Hughes Memorial in 2005.

Rev. Smith has worked in the community in various capacities while in Baltimore including Child Development Community Policing, a clergy and police partnership and BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development). Rev. Smith has served as a member of various Baltimore Washington Conference Committees–Evangelization, Shalom Zone, Sexual Abuse Task Force, Conflict Resolution Team and the Board of Ordained Ministry. She has traveled with the Pastor’s School to Zimbabwe, Africa, worked with Mission trips as well as preached in Ghana, Africa. As part of the Howard University Campus Ministry Board, Rev. Smith accompanied students to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa in 2007 and 2009.

In addition, she has served as an On-Call Chaplain at Johns Hopkins University for four years. Currently, Rev. Smith is a member of the Washington Interfaith Network, the Community/School Coalition at the Arts and Technology Elementary School and the Urban Connection of Washington, DC.

Rev. Smith’s extends to this scripture as a blessing to you…
“The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.” (Numbers 6:24-25)

Rev. Smith joins us after serving mightily at the Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.