Prof. Jeff Smith, MC, MAWS
Instructor in Creative Communication
Choreography, Drama & Screenwriting Specialist
International Experience: USA, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines, Switzerland & South Africa
- Master of Arts in Worship Studies, Liberty University
- Master of Communication (Script and Screen Writing), Regent University
- Officer Basic and Advanced Military Schools, US Army
- Bachelor of Arts in Business, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Portfolio Project at Regent University
- "Framing the Collage: Couples and I Witness." (Chair: Dr.Gillette Elvgren)
- Choreography and Creative Movement in Worship
- Script and Screen Writing
Ministry & Professional Experiences
- Director, Salt & Light Ministries, Chesterfield, VA
- Children's Pastor, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Colonial Heights, VA
- Director of Creative Arts, Cornerstone Church, Richmond, VA
- Officer, United States Army
Workshops and Seminars
Creativity and Concept
- Get out of the Boat!: Creative approaches to teaching and sharing God’s Word
- Telling the Old, Old Story in a New, New Way: Bringing Bible stories to life to a post-modern culture
- Scripture as Script: WORD HEARD!: The Bible as the original dramatic text!
- POP UP Narratives: A SIMPLE and effective way to stage any biblical narrative
- Movement for Non-Movers Series (God Rods): Using dowel rods to interpret lyrics
- Movement for Non-Movers Series (Sign and Hand Gestures): Using hand gestures to interpret lyrics
- Devotion in Motion: A theology of worship that shapes your approach to planning praise in kid’s church
- Points for Praise: Instilling a pattern of praise in the spiritual life of children
- Scripture Rep Raps: Using music and movement to help your children learn and remember scripture
- Movement for Non-Movers (Human Video): Using the human form to interpret lyrics
- Movement for Non-Movers (Tableaus): Using ancient movement techniques to creatively stage basic Bible stories
Curriculum & Spiritual Formation in Children
- Generation to Generation: A Storyteller’s Guide to Passing on Your Faith
- Knight Moves: Affirming Boys in Manhood
- Chronological Bible Storytelling and its place in the Spiritual Formation of Children
- Pray for the Children: How Jesus prayed for ‘His Children’ in John 17
Conferences and Clinics
- Music and Arts Conference UMC, Lake Junalaska, NC
- Church of God Bible Seminary, Manilla, Philippines
- South Carolina SBC Worship Summit, Columbia, SC
- American Baptist Annual Conference, Interlakken, Switzerland
- Kidfest Conference, Church of God
- Indofest, Children’s Ministry Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Minneapolis Lutheran Educators Conference, Minneapolis, MN
- Louisiana Baptist Creative Ministries Conference, Shreveport, LA
- Arkansas Baptist Convention Children’s Choir (Joyworks), Fayetteville, AK
- LYFE Women’s Conference, Clark Summit, PA
- Keynote Speaker/Clinician: Ivangeli Children’s Pastors Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa
- INCM Spanish Ministry Leader’s Conference, San Antonio, TX
- FOCUS Children’s Ministry Conference, Church of God, Greenville, SC
- Creative Ministries Conference, Lancaster, OH
- Music California, Sacramento, CA
- Upswing Children’s Ministry Conference: Edmonton, Calgary
- Cook Publishing Children’s Ministry Network Seminars (Various)
- Southeast Synod Lutheran Conference, Virginia Beach, VA
- CARAT Creative Ministry Conference, Orlando, FL
- CMA Sr. Adult Conference, Kalamazoo, MI
- Cumbre de Arts Creativas, Lima, Peru
- Free Will Baptist Youth Conference, Mount Olive University, NC
- WMU Leadership Conference, Ridgecrest, NC
- Circus Magic Clowning Conference, Norfolk, VA
- Florida Synod Lutheran Chrisitan Educator’s Seminar, Orlando, FL
- Pastor’s Conference, Hannaford Street Bible Church, Helena, MT
- Cooker T. Ministries Creative Arts Festival, Orlando, FL
- Kids Creative Arts Camp, Toronto, Ont
- Creative Movement Ministry Conference
- SCSBC State Youth Music Arts Conference: Myrtle Beach, SC
- Children’s Ministry Conference, Port of Spain, Trinidad
- The Gathering (Music Minister’s Conference), Hilton Head, SC
- Great Smoky Mountain Drama Festival
- Baptist Music Conferences in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina
- Tennessee Teen Christian Conference
- Ohio Evangelism Conference
- Washington State Regional Nazarene Youth Conference
- Toronto Kidz Games Conference
- Singapore and Indonesia Creative Arts Conference
- American Baptist Music Conference
- Southeastern Lutheran Ministry Conference
- Evangelical Free Ministries Conference
- Edmonton Canada Youth Conference
- Big GOD Conference
- Northwest Christian Educator’s Conference, Seattle, WA
- American Baptist Association of Oregon National Convention
- Worship Northwest Music and Drama Conference
- Virginia Puppetry Festival
- Upwards Sports Training Seminars and Banquets
- Baptist Drama Festivals in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
- National Baptist Preschool and Children’s Ministry Conference
- National Assembly of God Children’s Ministry Conference
- National Church of God Children’s Ministry Conference
- International Festival of Puppetry and Ventriloquists, Kankakee, IL
- Capital Music Conference, Washington, DC
- Canadian Children’s Network Ministry Conference
- Kidzfest, South Africa
- SuperWow, Georgia Baptist Youth Convention
- Christian Supply Music Conference, Spartanburg and Hilton Head, SC
- Baptist Recreation Lab. (Recreation Pastors)
- One Way Street State Puppet Festivals
- Children's Ministry University, Muskegon, MI
- Lillenas Drama Festival, Kansas City, MO
- International Network of Children’s Ministries, Children's Pastor's Conference
- Youth Ministry Lab, Raleigh, NC
- California Dramafest, Sacramento, CA
- National Baptist Drama Festival
- Curtain Call, North Carolina Baptist Drama Festival
- Shiginoff Youth Festival, Hazard, KY
- Christian Artist's Seminar, Estes Park, CO
- Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers National Festival
- Hawaii State Christian Endeavor Conference
- Sonshine Youth Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Creations Drama Festival, Gatlinburg, TN
- International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen, Grantham, PA, and Youth Explosion
- Lamb Jam, Dover, DE
- CITA (Christians In Theatre Arts): National and Regional Conferences across the United States
- Christian Artist's Europe, Amsterdam
Salt and Light Ministries
- Actor/Director/Writer: "Stained Glass Windows."
- Actor: "Grand Strands Passion Play."
- Actor/Director: "Nativity on the Square."
- Director/Writer: "Farmer Diggins and the Christmas Miracle."
- Director/Writer/Actor: "Farmer Diggins and the Holy Spirit Fruit Farm."
- Actor/Director: "Tilly."
- Actor/Director/Writer: "Joy In the Journey: The Love Story of Mary and Joseph."
- Actor/Director: "Hot Under the Collar."
- Actor/Director/Writer: "Here Comes A Miracle."
- Actor/Director/Writer: "We Beheld His Glory."
- Actor/Director/Choreographer: "The Singer."
- Actor/Director/Writer: "Job: The Wizard of Uz."
- Actor/Director/Writer: "I Witness."
- Actor: "Couples."
- Actor: "Suburbs of Eden." Best Play, Regent One-Act Festival.
- Actor/Writer/Director: "Noah and Zoah"
Ft. Lee Playhouse
- Actor: "I Do! I Do!"
- Actor: "Grease."
- Actor: "King & I."
- Actor: "Pippin."
- Actor: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
United States Army
- Performer: "All-Army Soldier's Show." A United States promotional tour showcasing the Army's best talent
Musicals and Plays
- Writer, Director, “It’s VBS, Charlie Black”, Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, “Whoville”, Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Clinician, “Kickin’ It Up”, Kids Arts Camp, Escondido, CA
- Writer, Director, “The Lone Manger”, Children’s Christmas Musical.
- Writer, Director, “Planet Praise: Battle for Worship”, Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, “4 Nights at a Museum”, Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, “Pirates of the’I-Don’t Care’-ibbean. Vacation Bible School published by Lillenas Publishing
- Writer, Director, “The Love Liner” Interactive Dinner Theatre published by Lillenas Publishing
- Writer, Director, “Cursed – Foiled Again!” Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, “Fight for the Light” Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, “I Can U and the Extreme Dream” Vacation Bible School.
- Writer, Director, “Grand Slams” Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, “Great Escapes” Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, "Vertical Reality" Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, "Knights of the Lord's Table." Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, "The Missing Body of Christ." Vacation Bible School
- Writer, Director, "Farmer Diggins and the Holy Spirit Fruit Farm." Vacation Bible School
Honors and Awards
- Best Comedy Sketch, Best Dramatic Sketch, CITA Sketchwriting Contest
- Grand Prize Winner for Drama, Christian Artist's Seminar, Estes Park, Colorado
- Best Male Vocalist, Major Army Commands
- Member, All Army Soldier's Show, touring US, Europe and Far East
- More than 75 publications by Lillenas Drama Resources and Standard Publishing
- Multiple training DVDs and other multimedia resources