Before moving to the Bay Area this spring, Michael Smith spent years training as a musician in New York, first at Stony Brook University as a doctorate student and then as a fellow at Carnegie Hall and Juilliard. Michael grew up playing and singing in the Presbyterian Community Church in Davis and has served as Music Director at Congregational and Methodist churches in New York. Alongside SAPC, Michael plays on staff at San Francisco State University and is married to another San Francisco born pianist, Elizabeth Dorman.
The Mission of Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church (SAPC) is
~ to listen for God’s word for us today.
~ to model the radically inclusive welcome of God.
~ to tend the Holy in ourselves, one another, and creation.
~ to be the Christ in the world.