Donnie Smith, CEO of Operation Compassion, Passes Away

By , June 11, 2018

Dr. Donnie Smith, , passed away on June 9, 2018. Funeral arrangements have been received for the visitation and services.

Smith has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Operation Compassion since his appointment in 2006. Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Lee University, a Master of Arts and Master of Divinity from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Cross-Cultural Ministries from Columbia Theological Seminary. In November of 2009 he received commendation from the White House for his outstanding work among the Hispanic churches across America and for teaching Hispanic pastors on how to help the nation’s poor.

Dr. Smith and his wife Barbara have been married since December 1967. They have two sons (Shane and Casey) and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the North Cleveland Church of God main sanctuary. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation. Officiating at the service will be Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. Tim Hill and Dr. Raymond F. Culpepper. A closing prayer will be offered by Rev. Joseph Mirkovich and a private graveside sermon will be delivered by Rev. Gerald McGinnis. Special music will be provided by the North Cleveland Crusader Choir.

Jim Rush Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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