CALIFORNIA Salt & Light State Leaders
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The “Aha” Moment!
A retired hospital administrator, Barbara Smith gets to pick and choose her assignments now. “I actually serve on five boards,” she offered, “including the executive board for the state’s Southern Baptist Convention, Gateway Seminary, and the school board at her church. “ “But the very favorite thing that I do is Salt & Light. I’m very passionate about it because we need to make a difference. People come up and say thank you because we wouldn’t know what to do if you didn’t have these postcards for us. That’s why I feel we’re an instrument, a tool.”
The regular postcard campaigns are just a small part of the Salt & Light ministry at her church, Immanuel Baptist. Her team also hosts a variety of events including speaker forums, a conference for Christian teachers in public schools, and an annual fundraising dinner. The church’s pastor also discusses moral issues from the pulpit. “We couldn’t do anything we do without having the pastor’s support.”