Dr. Jeffrey Smale


Dr. Jeffrey Smale

Jeffrey S. Smale, was born April 29, 1959, in Toledo, Ohio, to Bruce and Deanne Smale.  He was saved at the age of 9 at a neighborhood backyard Bible club. At age 18, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, to attend Technical college.  While there, he was invited to an Independent Baptist Church, where he surrendered to preach under Dr. Curtis Hutson. In 1979 he married his wife Mollie, whom he met at the church, and left for Hyles-Anderson College under Dr. Jack Hyles. The Smales have 12 children, 8 of whom they adopted.  They currently live in Mansfield, Ohio.


Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology, Hyles-Anderson College 1986

Master of Theology, Empire Baptist College, 1990

Doctor of Theology, Atlantic Baptist College, 1992


Richmond Baptist Church, Richmond, Indiana (1 year)

Madeira Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (5 years)

Victory Baptist Temple (24 years)

Lake Avenue Baptist Church


Heritage Baptist Academy, (Administrator) Canal Winchester, Ohio (2 years)

Lone Star Baptist College, (Vice President) Mesquite, Texas (2 years)

Independent Baptist Online College (President) Mansfield, Ohio (2015 – current)


Dr. and Mrs. Smale founded the” Gems and Jewels” ministry to children and adults with special needs in 1990. Dr. Smale has helped to start these ministries in 31 other churches. Each week, these 31  ministries total well over 500 adults and children with their families in attendance in Independent Baptist Churches across America.

Dr. Jeffrey Smale- President of Independent Baptist Online College
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