Faculty Profile

Edward Smyth

C. Edward Smyth

Professor Emeritus of Educational Ministry

Education: BA, Taylor University, 1968; MRelEd, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1972; EdD, Boston University, 1978. At SPU 2000–2016.

C. Edward Smyth first joined the SPU School of Theology Faculty in 1975 and was on staff until 1985. He was appointed director of church relations for SPU and worked in that area of development until 1992, when he resigned from SPU to join East Gates Ministries International as executive vice president in charge of development and discipleship training programs throughout China.

In 1994, Dr. Smyth started a nonprofit ministry called The Master’s Men. He was invited to rejoin Seattle Pacific and returned to the faculty of the School of Theology in 2000 to teach in the area of educational ministry, which he continued until 2016.

Dr. Smyth has been involved in many professional organizations relative to the work of Christian education and was the past president of the National Association of Professors of Christian Education for two years — an organization of which he remains a member. He continues to speak at Christian education conferences and workshops. He and his family attend Bethany Presbyterian Church in Seattle.

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Edward Smyth

Why I Teach at SPU

C. Edward Smyth, Professor of Educational Ministry

“I teach here because I am using my gift of teaching to help shape and form young men and women into all that God has created them to be. Teaching is an art and process of connecting with other people and helping them to discover who they are and what they want to be with their own gifts, skills, and passions.”