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Shackelford COGIC Honors Pastor
By Lady Evelyn D. Smith (Contributing Religion Writer)
Published September 23, 2011

Pastor Chane and First Lady April Smith
Pastor Chane and First Lady April Smith

By Lady Evelyn D. Smith
Contributing Religion Writer

Shackelford Miracle Temple (SMT) Church of God in Christ will honor Pastor Chane P. and First Lady April Smith with spirit-filled services on Sunday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The theme is ‘Called to Serve, Anointed to Preach and Appointed to Lead God’s People!’

Dr. Maurice Johnson of Kingdom Life Fellowship Church of God in Christ is slated to speak at the morning worship. Elder Chawn P. Smith, twin brother of Pastor Smith, and SMT’s Praise Leader, is the keynote speaker at the afternoon service.

The services are designed to honor Senior Pastor Smith and Lady Smith for one year of faithful, dedicated service. The anointed SMT choir and band will provide music.

Pastor Chane has been a member of SMT since birth and has served in many capacities. In 1998, he was appointed Assistant Pastor by his father, Pastor Charles P. Smith. In 2006, he was elevated to Co-Pastor, with his wife working hard by his side. During his tenure, he organized and established many ministries and continues to reach new horizons.

On September 26, 2010, Elder Chane P. Smith was appointed Pastor of Shackelford Miracle Temple by Bishop Joe L. Ealy, Prelate of the Southern California First Jurisdiction, upon the retirement of his father, Elder Smith, Pastor Emeritus.

Pastor Chane is a humble man of God and often states that he is ‘standing on the shoulders’ of the former great leaders of SMT, Dad William Shackelford (founder), Pastor Emaile Mitchell (his successor) and his father.

The public is cordially invited to attend. SMT is located at 6025 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. For information, call (323) 750-8370 or email


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