Rev. Dr. Ronald Steve Smith, Sr. the youngest of five siblings was born in Houston Texas. The Christian foundation was established at the Royal Terrace Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Pisidia Missionary Baptist Church, and as a Charter member of The New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Smith is a Third Generation Preacher and Senior Pastor of The New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.
Before being called into the ministry, He served as President for the Men of Christian Action Auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention of America Inc. under the Leadership of Dr. E. E. Jones. On the State level, Ronald Smith served as president of the Brotherhood Auxiliary of Central Missionary Baptist Convention of Texas, Inc.
After excepting his call into the ministry and call to pastor in May 2000, Rev. Smith was elected by President Joe Hubbard as Executive Secretary of the Christian Education Board of Central Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dean of the Congress of Christian Workers of the C.M.B.G.C. of Texas, and served as the 2ND Vice President of Central Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas Inc.
Dr. Smith is the 1st President of Union Baptist Fellowship, Incorporated, www.unionbf.org. Union Baptist Fellowship Inc. (UBF) – The unique fellowship of Baptist’s primarily located in the state of Texas but without geographical boundaries. He is a distinguished history maker as this body would not be born out of dissension. Under his leadership the fellowship has expanded its horizon by welcoming churches from Austin, Ft. Worth, Dallas, Port Arthur, Beaumont and Brownsville into its organization.
Being active in the National Baptist Convention of America, Smith was able to utilize the experience from the formative years of that era, and help in Union’s establishment.
With only five churches in the organization it was decided that Ronald Smith would be the leader. With the purpose stated, Union would join local churches together to increase fellowship, and lift to a higher degree, the global mission of the Church; to evangelize the world. President Smith serves many board and organizations.
Rev. Smith resides in the Houston with his wife Darlene L. Smith and their three children: Latasha Renee Williams, Ronald Steve Smith II, and Ra’Chelle Sierra Smith and one grandson Jeremiah aka "Jere".