Eric C. Smith

Eric C. Smith, Ph.D., is the senior pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee, and an associate professor of church history at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His most recent book, John Leland: A Jeffersonian Baptist in Early America, was published by Oxford University Press in 2022. He is also the author of Oliver Hart and the Rise of Baptist America (OUP, 2020) and Order & Ardor: The Revival Spirituality of Oliver Hart and the Regular Baptists of Eighteenth-Century South Carolina (USC Press, 2018).