Dr. Anthony WagenerSmith joined the North American Division Evangelism Institute in 2017 as Associate Director. Prior to that, Anthony served in the Florida Conference for twelve years pastoring existing congregations, planting new churches, and developing training and resources for a church planting support system. Prior to that he spent time in a variety of ministries within North America including youth and young adult ministry, literature evangelism, and international missions in Taiwan and Guam-Micronesia. He is married to Liánro, a School Psychologist originally from South Africa, and they have two adventurous elementary-aged kids, Levi and Sage. He earned an undergraduate degree in Theology from Southern Adventist University (2003), a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University with an emphasis in Theological Studies (2006), a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Missional Church Planting (2016), and is pursuing further studies in Missiology.
Anthony develops mission focused leaders through the integration of theology and practice. Intentional areas of focus he brings to equipping leaders in the North American Division and beyond include: church planting, evangelism, disciple-making, writing and research, and coaching systems. Anthony is grateful to be a part of God's mission, serving in dependence upon His power, and in a spirit of collaboration with members, leaders, and organizations.