Reverend LJ Smith, D.D. has spent the majority of his life studying religion. Dubbed, “The Professor”, by his friends over the past 30 years, he prides himself on reading and research and loves to learn and is also a professor at Austin Community College.
Reverend Smith has a background in people development. He travels across the United States teaching people his self-developed system called “The Shelby Principles; Respect/Communicate/Relate“. A foundation for continuous growth in both a personal and professional life, and, of course, a marriage!
“We could not have asked for a better ceremony. It was a small event, three guests, on the capital grounds in Austin, TX. We were stressing out at the beginning because our GPS brought us somewhere way off from the capital (classic). Upon arrival, Rev. LJ Smith immediately calmed us (talk about a soothing voice) and guided us through the process with patience and excitement. The vows were breathtakingly beautiful, and we both had to push back tears a few times. I could not be more happy!"”
“My beloved and I married at the Texas Capital with Minister L.J. He was prompt and very lively. The vows were A lot more than what we expected and we both were very pleased with the ceremony. Could not have asked for a better day!!”