Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized preacher who also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and community development. Currently, Efrem is the superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and an itinerant speaker with Kingdom Building Ministries. As founding pastor of the Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, he also served as president of the Sanctuary Community Development Corporation. Efrem is the author of the books Raising Up Young Heroes, The Hip Hop Church and Jump. Married to Donecia, the couple has two daughters, Jaeda and Mireya. He and his family reside in the Bay Area of Northern California.