AJ Smith - Lead Pastor


AJ Smith serves as Lead Pastor of Restoration Church.  AJ was trained and has served in inner city ministries over the past several years, and has developed a passion for Christian community, theology, peace, and justice. AJ Has been published in Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Converge Magazine, and by The Witness: A Black Christian Collective. In 2018 AJ and Restoration Church were the subjects of Season 8 of the podcast, StartUp. AJ and his wife Leah have two children, Ara and Soren.

B.S. in Biblical Studies, Clarks Summit University, 2008.

M.Div., Cairn University School of Divinity, 2013.

Email: pastoraj@restorationphl.org