Rev. Edwin J. Smart received God’s call to ministry at the age of sixteen. Upon graduation from Pastoral Studies in 1978, he entered the ministry with his wife Joan. They served several pastorates in Ontario, before entering missionary work in Nigeria, along with their four children.

Pastor Smart came to First Baptist in November, 2000. His joyful faith and interactive preaching style helps flavour a vibrant worship experience. He believes that “people come first” and maintains an active visitation ministry.