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For those located outside the Saint Louis, Missouri area, please feel free to tune in at:
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Marv Smith Ministries’ mission is to provide global access to peoples around the world to: 1) the Word of God; 2) actions regarding social issues; 3) biblical studies; 4) develop their spiritual formation; 5) be healed through prayer and affirmations; 6) music study; 7) conversations [live and through media] regarding Christian topics.
The vision of Marv Smith Ministries is to provide twenty four hour healing access to those who are in need, and to make disciples of Christ.
Who Is Marvin Smith?
Marvin Smith was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, is the son of Bobby Smith (deceased) and Teola Hull - Smith, and also is the fourth son of five children. The son siblings were born a year apart, and their names are Lennie, Quintin, Freddy, Marvin. While, Patricia was born six years after Marvin's birth.
Marvin’s music experience all began when his paternal grandmother and he went to a church fashion show when he was the age of six. Marvin noticed the ladies were modeling their outfits without music, and he also saw there was a piano in the sanctuary where the fashion show was being held. Marvin turned to his grandmother Martha (deceased) and said, “I want to play the piano.” His meaning was he wanted to begin piano lessons; however, when he told his grandmother about his interest in piano, she said, “Well, go up there and play the piano.” Marvin went up there and played the piano for the fashion show, and that experience began his long musical journey. In addition, Marvin's music initiation was gathered from his maternal grandparents, Reverend Willie Hull (deceased) and Mrs. Theopha Mosson-Hull. Marvin would spend the summer months with his maternal grandparents in Rondo, Arkansas, where he was exposed to sermons (African-American style, which consisted of a Call-and-Response texture between the preacher and the congregation), and where he was introduced to a wealth of African-American Christian Songs through his grandma's singing and teaching of them.
At the death of his father (1980), Marvin spent the summer months of 1980-1983 working full-time for the City of St. Louis/Department of Personnel, and half-time during his senior year (1984), in high school, as a Clerk Typist.
Marvin matriculated through Metro High School (1980-1983). Metro was (and still is) a school for gifted students, and the institution prepared students for college. However, in his senior year in high school (1984), Marvin transferred to Beaumont High School because his grades had begun to slope, and he didn’t still meet the academic requirements of Metro High School.
After graduating from Beaumont High School, Marvin worked for a local bank in St. Louis for two years, and at the insistence of his piano teacher, Grace Burt-Taylor (deceased), he enrolled to Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA. 1987-1991) to study music with Dr. Wendell Whalum (deceased), music theory with Dr. Calvin Grimes (deceased), music composition with Dr. Uzee Brown, Jr., choral conducting with Dr. David Morrow, and organ with Dr. Elaine Satterwhite, and Dr. Joyce Johnson (Spelman College). He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree (1991) in Music Composition.
While at Morehouse College, Marvin regularly played the pipe organ and piano for college assemblies, banquets and special functions. Also, while at Morehouse, Marvin served as Piano Accompanist and Student Director of the Morehouse College Glee Club, and with this organization had the 'World-Premiere' of his original composition, "Long, Long Journey," performed and he also served as Student Director for the CD, "In Memoriam: Wendell Whalum;" furthermore, while a student at Morehouse College, he served as Minister of Music/Organist/Choir Director/fill-in musician for the following churches: Friendship Baptist Church (church where Morehouse and Spelman Colleges were founded); West Hunter Street Baptist Church (church where Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. pastored); Ben Hill United Methodist Church; Ebenezer Baptist Church (church where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored); and also filled in for musicians in their absenteeism for a host of other local Atlanta churches. Also, while a student at Morehouse College, in 1988, Marvin composed the text and music for Metro High School's (St. Louis, MO) alma mater, “Metro High.”
After graduating Morehouse College, Marvin attended Georgia State University (1991-1996) to complete the requirements for the Master of Music (M.M.,1996) degree in Music Composition. While at Georgia State University, Marvin studied music composition with: Dr. Charles Knox (also known as, 'The Dean of Atlanta Composers'); Dr. Tayloe Harding; Dr. Robert Scott Thompson; Dr. Nick Demos, pipe organ with Professor Sarah Martin, as well as pipe organ with Dr. Dean Whistler (Emory University. Adjunct Professor), and music theory with Dr. Susan Tepping. Furthermore, while at Georgia State, Marvin studied Jazz, and Music Administration, as well as performed jazz locally at hotels and nightclubs. (He was the first African-American to earn the Master of Music degree in Music Composition from the State of Georgia, 1996).
Marvin returned to Saint Louis (2001), and landed employment with the Saint Louis Symphony Society, preparing music scores for the symphony’s library, and the symphony orchestra. Also, he served as the library’s administrative assistant (Library Assistant), as well as held the sole responsibility for all aspects of music score preparation for the St. Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, Marvin served as a five days per week performer of Jazz Piano/Vocals for the St. Louis International Airport's, 'Music Spot,' as well as a five days per week performer of Jazz Piano/Vocals for the St. Louis Airport Hilton Hotel.
In 2010, Marvin accepted his Call to preach the Word of God, and enrolled into seminary at Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia. Online) to begin work on the Master of Divinity: Worship and Renewal degree.
Marvin is currently enrolled at Newburgh Theological Seminary and College (Newburgh, Indiana. Online), and will begin matriculation through this institution in the Fall 2016 semester, working toward double Doctor of Philosophy degrees: Biblical Preaching (Ph.D.); and African American Studies (Ph.D). When asked why he chose this path in life, Marvin responded, "Actually, I didn't choose the path; this path chose me. I merely accepted the Call which was placed on my life from God. I do; however, discern how God will use me to my fullest potentials with the completion of this educational process."
Marvin's plans are to: continue to preach the Word of God; codify and classify the society in which we live through continuing to compose original Classical Art Music; continue to minister globally through www.Marvsmithministries.org; and record original music in the Gospel Music Industry.
FROM THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
New York, New York
New Delhi, India
Seoul, South Korea
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santa Clara, California
Kaohsiung City Taiwan
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Scotland, United Kingdom
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Cape Town, South Africa
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Coeur d’Arlene, Idaho
Concord, North Carolina
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Gongju-si, South Korea
Gumi-si, South Korea
Incheon, South Korea
Kladno, Czech Republic
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Laguna Beach, California
Lake Meade, Pennsylvania
Manchester, New Hampshire
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic
Overland Park, Kansas
Palm Coast, Florida
Pingtung City, Taiwan
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Pyeongtaek-si, South Korea
Richmond Hill, Canada
Saint Gallen, Switzerland
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Salt Lake City, Utah
San Antonio, Texas
San Casciano In Val di Pesa, Italy
Sandton, South Africa
St. George, Utah
Thunder Bay, Canada
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
Washington, District of Columbia
Yuanlin Township, Taiwan
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These original sermons, by Rev. Marvin Smith, are from the weekly, "Sowing The Word" radio broadcasts of Marv Smith Ministries.
Our prayer is you will add them to your collection of inspirational support and corroboration.
The Parable Of The Unresolved Issues
Not Only Is God Concerned With Saving Souls; Saving Wholes
Oh, The Depths Of The Riches And Wisdom Of God
Paul's Charge Before God And Jesus Christ; Preach The Word
Sow Your Earthly Seeds Towards God's Kingdom Of Heaven
Come Holy Spirit; Pour Out Your Spirit
A Directive From God; Give Me A Sign
For Unto Us A Child Is Born; Oh, What Order And Divine Peace
Tired Of Chasing Temporary Pleasures?
The Lone Wolf Threatens
Your Word Is A Lamp To My Feet And A Light To My Path
Yes, Sometimes We Suffer, And Are Tempted!
A Call To Repentance; Come, Let Us Reason Together
Jesus Rose From The Dead; Will We Also Rise?
THE CHRISTMAS STORY: A Non-Staged Musical Adaptation of Jesus Christ's Birth.
THE CHRISTMAS STORY is an original musical by Marvin Smith, which is aired each year through a collective partnership with Jubilee 690 KSTL AM radio, www.Jubilee690.com and Marv Smith Ministries. This is the FULL Four Act Version.
The audio tracks listed below purposely DO NOT play on our HOMEPAGE. They DO; however, play on each of our other pages.