ROY SMITHRegional Consultant - Eastern North Carolina, Associational Partnerships Team
Roy Smith has served as an Associational Mission Strategist in a number of associations during his ministry.
He and his wife, Shirley, also served as partnership coordinators with the International Mission Board (IMB) in southern Africa. During their tenure, they welcomed and worked with more than 2,000 short-term missions volunteers in South Africa, Lesotho and Sawziland and saw the number of Baptist churches in the Baptist Union of South Africa double.
Roy earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and worked in industry for 17 years. After being called to ministry, he earned a master of divinity in Christian education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Roy and Shirley have been married for more than 50 years. They have three grown children, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.