Mark A. Smith
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Mark A. Smith

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Jun
01
Mark A. Smith @ Music Workshop

McComb, Mississippi, USA

McComb, Mississippi, USA

Apr
20
Mark A. Smith @ Pressing Towards Youe Vision Conference

Rochester, New York, USA

Rochester, New York, USA

Mar
31
Mark A. Smith @ BIG State Praise Break

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Music

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Press


Mark A. Smith's CD entitled "Ministry" is truly a blessing to me and I believe that it will be a blessing to others as well. He has a Word...music with a message.

Ms. Anita "Boss Lady" Dean
Marketing/Music Director/Promotions
WPOL "The Light" 1340 AM
- WPOL The Light 1340 AM


Mark A. Smith is a pleasant gospel balladeer with better than average talent who infuses his quiet-storm gospel production with hip hop, rap, and jazz stylings to great effect.

In fact, the tracks on which Smith experiments with styles not often associated with gospel music are the clear standouts on this overall fine project. The hip hop quality of “Get Ready” is very energizing, as is the rap-infused “Try Jesus,” with Brad “Changed Man” Reid providing the rap vocals. “Restoration” is the most infectious and radio-friendly performance in the collection, but “I’m Blessed” comes in close second with its lively interplay between Smith and his background singers.

Ministry would have been even better had Smith led off with “Restoration” instead of “Allow Me,” the latter a delicate, introspective ballad that seems out of place at the beginning of the CD. “Allow Me” would have been better placed at the conclusion of the CD. Still and all, Ministry is well-produced, enjoyable, and a good showcase for Mark A. Smith’s eclectic musical tastes.

Bob Marovich
WLUW 88.7 FM
Chicago, IL - The Black Gospel Blog


It was a pleasure for me to have met Mark A. Smith. He is truly a man of God. You can see the sincereity in his eyes and you can feel the presence of the Lord upon his life. The whole CD project is good. Although this is Mark's first project, we can look forward to what God has in store for Mark A. Smith Ministry. Keep up the good work, Mark.

Val Griffis
Editor in Chief, IAM Magazine - IAM Magazine


Discography

Mark A. Smith Produced the following projects:
Terrance Alexander And Divine Revelation "Bless The Lord"
Jason L. Johnson & The Life City Singers "Believe It And Receive It"
Mark A. Smith & Uni'tee "A New Sound For A New Day"

Mark A. Smith has released the following projects:
Mark A. Smith & Uni'tee "A New Sound For A New Day" Supreme Records
Mark A. Smith "Ministry" Danbla Records

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Bio

Mark A. Smith began his musical journey by playing the drums in his father's church when he was only three year old. He later started singing and playing the keyboard in church as well. God set into motion a plan that would take a young man from Mississippi, around the world and back to proclaim His glory to all who would receive the message. This boy would inevitably be transformed into a man of God through many trials and triumphs. Mark A. Smith was blessed with a voice that would eventually become the tool of his ministry.

Mark has also served as minister of music and as a musician at many different churches in several states, and has played keyboard for one of Gospel's most respected quartets, "The Christianaires". He has written, produced, composed, arranged and recorded artists from all over the states.

The single "Restoration" will challenge all who hear it to stand firm in their walk with God. Mark's true goal in life is to reach out and minister the Gospel to as many men, women, boys, and girls as possible, with the intention that they will surrender their hearts to God.

Mark has appeared on Bobby Jones presents.. on the Word Network. He has also ministered at the 2005 GMWA convention. He also performed the National Anthem at the 2005 Inauguration Ceremony for the Mayor of Biloxi, MS. Mark's Music Video "Allow Me" is featured on Bro. Steve's "Understanding The Music Business Vol. I" Mark just recently won an "Omer Award of Excellence" in the category of Best Song Writer Of The Year 2005 for his song "Restoration".

Mark A. Smith resides on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with his loving wife of twelve years, LaShonda Smith, and their four wonderful children.