UCC pastor to preach on national 'Day1' program

UCC pastor to preach on national 'Day1' program

January 18, 2011
Written by Gregg Brekke

The Rev. Ozzie E. Smith, senior pastor of Covenant UCC in South Holland, Ill., will serve as guest preacher Jan. 23 on the national Day1 radio program.

Each week Day1 radio – hosted by Peter Wallace and formerly known as "The Protestant Hour" – presents an inspiring message by an outstanding preacher on the radio and online.

Smith, who founded Covenant UCC 14 years ago, will deliver a sermon based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18. It is entitled "What Are We Doing Here?"


Smith earned his M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where he serves as an adjunct professor. He holds a D.Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Smith is well known for his heart-provoking saxophone playing, frequently leading revivals across the country.

The Jan. 23 program will air on Day1 radio affiliates and will be available online.

Day1 radio is dedicated to keeping the mainline church present in the vast public marketplace of ideas. In the midst of the proliferation of various new media, Day 1 bills itself as unique among national ecumenical voices.

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