Rev Dr. Allen D. Smith

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 Rev. Smith’s service to God began under the leadership of the late Reverend E.D. Nation at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Rayville, Louisiana.

On a scholarship, he attended Southern University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated in 1986 with honors.
Being a chosen vessel, he began his active service for the Lord. He became a deacon-in-training at the Antioch Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. He also served as a deacon at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, California and at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ in Kansas City, Missouri under the leadership of Rev. Earl Abel.
On April 27, 1997, Rev. Smith preached his first sermon and became licensed by the Palestine Missionary Baptist Church to preach the gospel. He became an ordained minister on June 3, 1998.
Pastor Smith is very active in the Salina Community.  He is a man sent by God and ordained to duty for the body of Christ, at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.


Rev. Allen D. Smith officially took the pulpit on April 5, 1999. He is happily married to Shalonda. Together, they have been blessed with two wonderful children, Adria and Devin Smith. 








Young Matrons -President

Tara McMullen

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Van Ministry

Robert Morton

Decorating Committee

Dee Morton-Ring

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Fred and Kypra Hall

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Rev Brandon J. Cheeks

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Rev. Brandon J. Cheeks-Assistant to the Pastor


Rev. Brandon J. Cheeks, Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where he accepted Christ at the age of 12 while attending Temple of Deliverance COGIC, presided by the late Bishop G.E. Patterson. By 23, he was called into the ministry and later ordained in 2016 at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Cheeks served faithfully under his mentor, Pastor Dr. Allen D. Smith, as the Youth Pastor for many years and was appointed Assistant to the Pastor at St. John’s in July 2020.

Rev. Cheeks received his bachelors degree at Kansas Wesleyan University. After several decorated years as a teacher and coach, he continued his education at Kansas State University, where he earned his master’s in Educational Leadership. He is currently an administrator for Salina Public Schools USD 305 and Student Support Advisor at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS. In addition, Rev. Cheeks humbly serves as the Greater Salina Community Board, NAACP Salina Scholarship Committee, and as the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Kansas Co-Youth Director

Rev. Brandon J. Cheeks is happily married to his lovely wife, Ralita Cheeks. They are the proud parents of seven: the late Brandon Cheeks Jr., Tamia, Jalen, Bralynn, Reagan, Rhythm, and Bree


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Keith and Olivia Price

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Dorothy Sturgis


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Debbie Turner

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