Bishop Alton A. Smith is the Senior Pastor of the St. Mark Church of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina and the General Bishop (President) of the over three hundred congregations of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, International. These congregations are located in the United States, Jamaica, Panama and West Africa.
He has been recognized by the United American Free Will Baptist Denomination as a Fellowship Bishop in the Free Will Baptist Church and an honorary member of the Original Free Will Baptist Church, both of North Carolina.
He is a servant of God and a strong believer in the family. His family consists of his wife, Doris Benton Smith (retired educator). They have one daughter. The Smiths reside in Goldsboro, North Carolina.