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The importance, impact and relevance of the Historical "Black Church..." Channel 19 Action News Clergy Interviews...

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! In 2019, the Lord did some AMAZING things in my life personally and in the life of the Ministry I now serve! After 13 years of pastoring "Covenant Baptist Church," the Lord accomplished a transition, closing Covenant and establishing, "Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland, Inc.!"  I am honored to serve as the Senior Pastor. You can read about this miraculous journey at   


The Word of God declares, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path." (Proverbs 3:5-6)  This has been and continues to be my life testimony and guiding word of wisdom.  Through prayer, faith and perseverance, all things are possible! 















Do you know the Lord for yourself? Have you discerned God's will for your life?  I invite you to check out my weekly blog, Shepastor where we share words of wisdom, encouragement, education and inspiration based upon God's Holy Word.  If you live in the Greater Cleveland area, come and visit Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland, Inc.  where we are "Revived, Renewed and Restored through Christ!" 


If you have not already done so, pick up a copy of my first book, Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors

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I hope to hear from you soon!

Pastor Chris

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Pastor Chris with her family:

Daughter Aris, Sons, Aristide III and Caleb, Husband, "1st Gentleman," Aristide Smith, Jr.

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"Ministers reflect on the past, present and future of the black church..." Click on the picture below to watch Pastor Chris and other prominent African American Pastors address this important topic... 

Pastor Chris invited to join the Shaker Heights Educational Equity Implementation Advisory Team

On January 7, 2020 the Educational Equity Implementation Advisory Team held its first meeting. The selected participants were chosen from 137 strong applications and are representative of the many facets of the Shaker Heights City School District. The Educational Equity Implementation Advisory Team will serve as thought partners with District leadership as they work to operationalize the Educational Equity Policy. To read more, click here 

Ministry Engagements 2019...

New Beginnings 2020!

In 2019, the Lord opened many doors of opportunity for ministry, not only to the congregation I serve, but also to churches, groups, seminary students and individuals! Beautiful fellowships as well! God be praised for EVERY open door... We look forward with GREAT anticipation to what the Lord will do in 2020!

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Pastor Chris leading PNBC Midwest Region
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