Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith Jr
Alameda County Care Alliance
The Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Junior is the Senior Pastor of the Allen Temple Baptist Church of Oakland CA, a congregation noted for its diverse holistic ministries, including: social justice; health & social services; housing for seniors, the disabled, and people living with HIV/AIDS; as well as children/ youth programs providing spiritual, character, and academic development, as well as music and sports.
Smith first convened and now serves as the co-chair of the pastors council for the Alameda County Care Alliance, a growing partnership of churches throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, working with Kaiser Permanente, the Public Health Institute, the School of Nursing at the University of California Davis, and other health groups to provide holistic support to underserved persons with advanced illnesses and their family caregivers.
Smith has also served as a lecturer at San Francisco State University, and adjunct professor at San Francisco Theological Seminary.