Dr. Daryl Smith

Dr. Daryl Smith

Co-Director of Mentored Ministry, Florida Dunnam campus
Associate Professor of Mentored Ministry and Christian Leadership


  • Small Group and Team Ministry
  • Servant Leadership
  • Marriage Ministry


  • B.A., Spring Arbor College, 1970
  • M.A.R., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1985
  • Ed.D., University of Kentucky, 1995

Dr. Daryl L. Smith is associate professor of Mentored Ministry and Christian Leadership.

He received a B.A. from Spring Arbor College (University), 1970; a M.A.R. from Asbury Theological Seminary, 1985; and an Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky, College of Education, 1995. In addition, he did graduate studies at Methodist Theological School from 1979 to 1981.

Dr. Smith is an ordained pastor (deacon, 1976; elder, 1980) in the South Atlantic Conference of the Free Methodist Church of North America. He is a member of the Conference Ministerial Education and Guidance (M.E.G.) Board of the South Atlantic Annual Conference, Free Methodist Church.

Dr. Smith is the 2008 recipient of the Alumni Professional Excellence Award from Spring Arbor University. He is a member of the International Christian Mentoring Network, the Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (EATFE), and the Association of Theological Field Educators (ATFE).  He is also Pastoral Team Leader for the Orlando Free Methodist Fellowship, an experimental, missional-ministry community.

He has several writing projects underway. Among his completed writings are two chapters in Preparing for Ministry: A Practical Guide to Theological Field Education using research from Asbury Seminary’s Florida Dunnam Campus Mentored Ministry program, and More Than a Great Wedding: Creating Healthy Communities Where Relationships Thrive, a book fro ministry leaders. In addition, he has partnered with students to create “The Gathering Place Series”, an outside-the-walls small group ministry resource. The first completed books are: “Stressed: Keeping it Together When You’re Coming Unglued,” and “Discovering Faith.”

Dr. Smith and his wife, Carolyn, have three grown children, a wonderful daughter-in-law two great sons-in-law, one granddaughter – and more on the way.


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