I’ve never met Efrem Smith. I have tons of friends who are friends of Efrem, but our paths have never crossed. I’ve respected Efrem from afar for several years. He has a passion for ministry in the inner city of Minneapolis that is contagious. Efrem’s heartbeat for a multi-racial congregation, his community impact projects, and the impact that he has made in Minneapolis make him an inspirational leader on the national scene. Check out this article on the Star Tribune’s Web Site. I think it will challenge you.