The Pastor and Members of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church extend greetings to in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. It is our pleasure to have you worship with us today. Our doors are always open to you; wherever you go, may God go with you and may the Fruit of regular worships bring you peace, joy and happiness to your heart. If you are visiting from far or near, we pray that you will have a safe return home. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to join out Church Family and utilize your skills and talents to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Remember, God Love You and Rising Star Does Too! During Worship Services, please give Reverence to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. Jules E. Smith
Pastor Jules E. Smith is a native of Saint Francisville, Louisiana. He is the third son of the late Reverend John and Sarah Smith. Pastor Smith attended schools in Louisiana, graduating from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics; a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Union Theological School, Evening Conference, Bronx, New York; a Bachelor of Divinity from Union Baptist School of Theology, Denver, Colorado; a Doctorate of Divinity degree from Survine Ministries and Bible College, Aurora, Colorado; an earned Doctorate of Ministry from Denver Institute of Urban Studies and Adult College, Denver, Colorado, and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, Florida.
Pastor Smith is married to Reverend Ida Gice Smith, the father of two children: Alicia T. Young (Rev. J. Michael), Kimani D. Smith, and the proud grandfather of Breon Cre’ and Brennon C. Smith.
Pastor Smith serves in various leadership capacities: First Vice President of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Colorado; Member of the Salem Baptist District Association and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Metro Denver; the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., and the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains and a member of their Council of Church Transformation Committee.
Pastor Smith has received numerous awards, citations and commendations in both the secular and Christian communities, namely, the first Rohi Award and the Colorado Gospel Music Academy and Hall of Fame Pastor of the Year Award 2008. He is a much sought after Evangelist, Teacher, and Lecture Facilitator. Dr. Smith’s Pastoral charge has included: Assistant Pastor, Unity Baptist Church, Bronx, New York; Sunday School Radio Commentator and Associate Pastor at Union Baptist Church, Denver, Colorado.
In September of 1986, Pastor Smith was called to shepherd Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. For the past twenty-eight years, he has served our church family with faith, devotion, and integrity. Under his leadership, the church has experienced phenomenal growth. We have witnessed a “Vision” turned into a reality. The church has grown from 33 members to over 1500, serves forty-two multi-faceted ministries to meet the needs of every age group, and erected a 10.3 million dollar sanctuary and educational facility to the glory of God.
Pastor Smith’s favorite Scripture is Romans 1:16 (NKJV).
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”