Barbara Smith is a Licensed Minister under the pastorate of Pastor Marvin L. Winans of Perfecting Church in Detroit. She is an instructor in the Academy to Perfection, which is the church's Sunday School Department. Min. Barbara is the Founder and Executive Director of Hidden Jewels International; a growing ministry dedicated to empowering and instructing women in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Hidden Jewels International is in partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Outreach and Academic Resources (SOAR) Program.
This program increase access to post-secondary education for adults in the metro area experiencing socioeconomic challenges. Upon completion of this program the candidate can receive a Baccalaureate degree. In addition, she has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 20 years and has incorporated her medical knowledge with scripture to provide an in-depth explanation of biblical principles. Her dissection and discussion from this prespective has allowed her to be heard in the United States and the United Kingdom.