Elder Dr. Ernest Smith is an Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Ordained Elder, Author, National Radio Personality and Philanthropist. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Syracuse University and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the P&G Foundation for Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Smith’s launch to entrepreneurship began with the birth of a financial services corporation that encompassed all levels of real estate & investing, insurance services and corporate consulting. He has also owned multimedia platforms, a recording label. barbershop & salon, a restaurant and gas wells. His professionalism, stewardship and relentless business sense established him as a millionaire by the age of 30. His leadership qualities, integrity and drive has been passed on to organizations enabling them to increase their profits by maximizing their operations with a cost-efficient format.
Birthing The Greatness Within (Discovering Your Purpose and Passion For Living), Broke Walks, Money Talks...Making An Investment In Yourself, & Overcoming Fear & Procrastination are the authored books that have carried Dr. Smith around the world as a sought after orator. He delivers a message of help and hope often quoting, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” When Dr. Smith cannot be seen, he can always be heard as the “edu-taining” host of his global radio broadcast, The Profit & Growth Hour. On this broadcast he does not save the exclusives for celebrities only, nor does he just educate but creates opportunities to highlight small business owners, entrepreneurs and up and rising artists. Through his platform they are given a voice and the same exposure and opportunities that have excelled Dr. Smith into the leader he is today.
Serving as an Ordained Elder in the Church of God In Christ is a reflection of his Love for God and His Word. He serves quietly behind the scenes using his gift of administrations to support the Church and the Kingdom of God by combining his skills as an educator, leader, and consultant. Under the anointing, Elder Smith, provides oversight in the establishment of mission trips and domestic projects both local and abroad. His business acumen supports the details of financial stewardship, revenue generation, acquisitions, negotiations, and grants. He carries a Titus 1 mantle of ministry to be found faithful and favorable in God’s eyes and before man.
Elder Dr. Ernest Smith is an honorable man of great ability to take any organization and any person to the greatest level that “their” discipline to succeed will allow. His honesty will guide those that want to be led into their destiny and steer them from paths of distraction and destruction. Quiet, yet approachable and always ready to serve.