Vince Smith, Executive Director

Vince Smith is the founding director of the Gateway Center. He led the collaboration, assisted with design and planning, and gave leadership to the opening of the Center on July 27, 2005.

Vince continues to serve as Executive Director of the Gateway Center, a keystone project of the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness and one of the largest homeless services centers in Georgia, serving thousands of homeless men, women and children each year.

Vince is a graduate of Dallas Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Baptist minister and educator, having taught in an adjunct capacity at several colleges and universities, including the Emory University Candler School of Theology.

Since 1990, Vince has worked among the homeless in the Atlanta community. He has initiated residential recovery and transitional housing programs, as well as served in key leadership capacity to open 4 centers focused on serving homeless men, women, and children. He is a published author, has received several community awards for his service, and served on the Board of Directors of TechBridge.

His passion is ending homelessness!