Bailey Smith Ministries
is an evangelistic organization committed to the uncompromising proclamation of
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is done through area wide crusades, church revivals,
Bible conferences, ladies retreats, and overseas ministries.
We believe the Bible
to be the infallible, inerrant Word of God. It is God's only written word and
is adequate for faith and life.
and preach that Christ is the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, lived
a perfect life, died an atoning death, rose bodily from the grave, and will one
day return for His church. He, Jesus, is the only way by which anyone can go to
Heaven. Without Him there is only eternal Hell.
of Bailey Smith
January 30, 1939,
BAILEY EUGENE SMITH was born the first son of Frances and Ezell Smith. Bailey
grew up in Dallas where his father was a Baptist pastor. Bailey graduated from
Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort
The National media has described
Bailey Smith as:
- a formidable figure, a fiery, red-haired, old
style prairie stemwinder. . . -TIME
- a capable and growing leader.
. . -NEWSWEEK
- a leader. . . -U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
superstar. . . -CHRISTIANITY TODAY
- His oratorical skills have proven
him to be one of the Baptist' more popular preachers. . . -LOS ANGELES HERALD
As a pastor. he has led more people to Christ
than any other Southern Baptist pastor in an equal period of time in the history
of the Southern Baptist Convention.
age 34, he became pastor of the second largest church in the denomination.
became the youngest man ever to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
He served as president of the Southern Baptist
Convention and of the Oklahoma Baptist Convention simultaneously.
he was president of the Pastor's Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention,
he had the largest attendance in history at that point in time.
Smith is the only man in Convention history to baptize 2,000 people in a local
church in one year.
He is the only former
president of the Convention to enter Crusade Evangelism.
is the only man of any denomination to leave a 20,000 member church to enter evangelism.
He is the representative for the Southern
Baptist Convention to the Baptist World Alliance.
is the author of the best seller Real Evangelism and has several books to his
credit such as Taking Back the Gospel, Real Christianity, Real Christian Excellence,
and The Grace Escape.