Rev. Dreyfus C. Smith is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. His father and mother, Deacon Harold and Luellen Smith, nurtured and guided him to seek a life of honor and integrity. Their undying support proved to strengthen and enrich the meaning of his calling as a Christian minister. In June, 1996, Rev. Smith and Evangelist Wanda Smith were joined together in holy matrimony. This union has produced their first-born daughter, "Diamond MyJoy Smith".
BACKGROUND: At a time when the world was in an uproar about the behavior of our youth, God called a dynamic young man, Dreyfus C. Smith, into the ministry in January of 1986, during this time God's purpose was clear and His vision for the youth were revealed to this soldier of the cross. At a time when the youth sat in the back of the church while the older generation ruled the scene, God saw fit to call a young man who was tough enough to make a difference and strong enough to take a stand on the behalf of our youth and make His vision become a reality. His mission was clear which was to take the youth from the hands of Satan and give them an opportunity to be a part of God's army. Rev. Smith informed a dying world that God's house was for both the young and the old and in order to get the youth off the streets, we must allow them to use their God given talents in the church.
As a result of adhering to the voice of God, Rev. Smith took the leap of faith and on July 2, 1989, Wings of Faith Baptist Church was formed.
Through the deliverance power of God the ministry was able to deliver gang members from the streets, young people out of the parks, the basketball courts, out of the nightclubs and out of crack houses. Runaways decided to return to their homes. Additionally, young people who dropped out of school, enrolled back into their perspective classes. As a result of God's favor, the membership has grown to over Twelve Thousand (12,000) members! From that phenomenal growth the ministry's name was changed from Wings of Faith Baptist Church to Wings of Faith Ministries And Family Life Center!
Under the dynamic leadership of Pastor Smith the Wings of Faith Mass Recording Choir has been blessed above and beyond her greatest expectations to minister all over this country and has been blessed with an abundance of household talents and gifts.
Pastor Smith has been privileged to be on the cover of "The Georgia Proclaimer Magazine", and one of the featured ministers for this millennium in "Upscale Magazine", Imani Magazine and the Gospel Today Magazine. The Lord blessed him to be a featured special guest on the world-renowned cable television network station Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and the Gospel Program, "Say, Yes" with Candi Staton and The Bobby Hurd Gospel Television Show. God has also opened doors and allowed him to be host Pastor for both Rev. Carlton Pearson's Azusa '95 Crusade, and "The Breakthrough Ministries Crusade" for Apostle R.D. Hinton of Chicago, Illinois.
Pastor Smith's greatest vision is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ not just locally, but to the entire world. The vision includes his own television show and ultimately, television and radio network which will be heard and viewed worldwide and to launch crusades around the world.
A firm believer that Christians should continually grow and advance to new levels in their relationship with Christ, Rev. Dreyfus Smith is a living example of what he preaches.