Lee Eric Smith, Sr.

Lee Eric Smith is the co-founder of Abundant Earth Global CDC, a Memphis-based nonprofit aimed at combining people development, eco-friendly home construction, urban farming and waste-to-energy production to transform neighborhoods. He also is a seasoned multimedia journalist and NNPA-Award winning columnist who works with The New Tri-State Defender.

A native of nearby Holly Springs, Mississippi, Lee graduated from The University of Mississippi with degrees in journalism and psychology. He also was the first African American editor of The Daily MIssissippian, the student newspaper at Ole Miss, and he is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Lee is also the author and creative force behind “A Message From God,” an online Facebook community with more than 1 million followers worldwide. Lee interacts daily with his fans at facebook.com/amessagefromgod, and his book of spiritual guidance “A Message From God” is available at no cost at www.amessagefromgod.org.