Shively Smith, PhD


2018 Events Calendar

Moving. Informative. Passionate.

"Rev. Smith preaches and speaks with so much passion and force, there is no doubt she believes and knows what she speaks." ~ C. from Georgia

Innovative & Encouraging

"Whether she is preaching to a congregation or you get to work with her in a workshop or classroom, Dr. Smith invites you into a world of biblical imagination. Her candor and humor makes learning an experience that animates you not just for the moment, but for tomorrow, too." 

~ A. from Michigan

Gifted Orality & Inspiring

"Students of the Bible feel compelled in her classroom to do better and become more informed about the traditions we hold dear. "

~ F. from Maryland

  • Paper Presentation, Religious Rhetoric of Antiquity (RRA) Colloquium (Letter of 2 Peter)

  • Bible Study Leader, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, "Journey through the Book of Acts," (Washington, DC)

  • Teacher, New Testament Greek Summer Intensive at Wesley Theological Seminary


  • Presenter, National Capital Presbytery's Winter Minister's Retreat

  • Presenter, 2018 Transition Into Ministry, Forum for Theological Exploration (Indianapolis, IN)


  • Bible Study Leader, 2018  Baltimore-Washington UMC Annual Conference

  • Bible Study Leader,  2018 Western Pennsylvania  UMC Annual Conference

  • Preacher, Foundry United Methodist Church (Washington, DC)

  • Preacher, Nebo Christian Ministries (Baltimore, MD)

  • Preacher, First AME Church of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)

  • Preacher, Metropolitan AME Church (Washington, DC)

  • Preacher, Hillendale Baptist Church (Dale City, VA)

  • Preach, Shiloh Baptist Church (Washington, DC)