About Me

Hi, I’m Tony Ray Smith. I like including my middle name, since it has now become my signature. I’m the author of Moving Forward: From Stagnation to Manifestation in 31 Days. In the book, I discuss practical steps that one can take to get moving from being stuck. We all get stuck from time to time in our life.

I have consulted with people for years on a variety of topics and issues. I finally decided that it was time to expand my thoughts in writing and via this blog, so that I could broaden my reach.

My writing sweet spots are personal development, leadership, productivity, marketing and preaching.

I love talking about business, marketing, and personal development. These things make me happier than a kid at the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory!

I’m also the CEO of Tony Ray Smith Ministries, a preaching, teaching and leadership consulting ministry; CEO of Impact Community Development Corporation, a non-profit that helps meet the needs of the less fortunate in the greater Washington, DC metroplex; and the Senior Pastor of The Word Church 2.0, a church plant in Ashburn, VA.

More About Me

I’m a husband (13 years), father (9 years), pastor (9 years), musician (15 years), entrepreneur (15 plus), author (3 years), and sought after speaker. I was born and raised in Northern Virginia, where I remain to this day. I was raised in a single parent home, by my grandmother and supported by my biological father. I don’t take very kindly to excuses. I had every excuse in the world to not make it. However, I beat all of the statistical odds and was still able to achieve great things. Last but not least, I’m a passionate follower of Christ!

About My Family

I have been married to the wonderful Cardhia Smith, since July 2004. We have two sons: Xavier Smith (8), and Josiah Smith (3). We live in the greater Washington, DC metroplex.







About the Company (Tony Ray Smith & Company)

Tony Ray Smith & Company is a multi-faceted consulting group. Tony Ray Smith & Company consults on branding, platform building, blogging, and marketing, to name a few areas. Our mission is to help 1,000 people get moving towards building the life, business, or ministry they would like to have.

A Few Additional Notes…

  • Reviews– My reviews are always based on personal experience and knowledge. I do not do paid reviews or placements. If you would like me to review your product, you can reach out by using my contact form.
  • Guest Posts– I do accept guest posts. I solely determine what guest posts are accepted and published.
  • Affiliate Links– From time-to-time, I may write posts about services or products that contain affiliate links.


This is my personal blog. The opinions that I express here, do not necessarily represent those of any employer, company, or organization that I am affiliated with. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.