Dr. Chevelta A. Smith is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Navy veteran, pastor, marriage coach, educator, and published author. She is a dynamic and powerful speaker—both medically and spiritually. She has touched the lives of many people across the nation through the broadcast ministries of Resurrection Today, TBN, Streaming Faith, and her former radio show, Straight Talk with Dr. Chevelta, featured on Gospel Impact Radio 2013-2014. After the 2015 release of her new book Can I Push? Understanding the Process to Delivering Your Purpose, Dr. Smith was a guest on the national TV shows Cornerstone Television Network (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Neighbor and Friends (Atlanta, Ga.), and the internationally-syndicated LIVE TV talk show, The Harvest Show (South Bend, Ind.). Since publishing her book Can I Push?, Dr. Chevelta has published a companion journal to the book, as well as her third book titled, Let's R.E.S.T.----Release Emotion and Stress Together Inspirational Journal: COVID-19 Frontliners Edition which will be available December 15, 2020. This book was written to help encourage and uplift medical professionals working during the 2020 COVID pandemic, as well as to assist them in alleviating their stress and building their resilience.
As an attending physician, Dr. Chevelta has been actively practicing obstetrics and gynecology for almost 15 years. Her area of special gynecological interests includes, but is not limited to, Vulvodynia, a chronic vaginal pain disorder affecting both women and young girls. As a surgeon, she loves performing minimally invasive surgeries, especially using the technology of the daVinci Robot. Dr Smith’s passion to educate is extremely evident through her interactive, role-playing-style of teaching. This passion led Dr. Smith to serve as an assistant professor for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM). Additionally, she was appointed director of the women’s health module for second-year medical students while employed by Rowan University SOM, and held a position of Assistant Clinical Professor with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, from 2015-2019, where she served medical students, residents, and her fellow physician colleagues as a mentor and lecturer.
Dr. Smith’s reputation as a dynamic lecturer has spread throughout the medical community. In 2009 and 2010, she was afforded the tremendous opportunity to speak at the fifth- and -sixth annual Virtua Women’s Health Symposium at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The event featured guest speakers actress Goldie Hawn and popular talk show host Rachel Ray. Dr. Smith’s popular medical workshop Spice Up Your Sex Life, was such a smashing success that she continues to receive requests to present the workshop at both faith-based and medical events.
In 1992, the doctor married an amazing man, her best friend Greg Smith. At the time, he was a law student at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ. They have been married for more than two decades, and have become quite the power couple. Dr. Chevelta graduated from Michigan State School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. She then went on to do her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, and Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Down through the years, the couple has been affectionately called the “reversed Huxtables,” because she is an OB/Gyn physician and her husband, Greg, is an attorney. The Smiths have become phenomenal team mates and are parents to three beautiful individuals who also joined the “Smith Crew” team— Brooke, Morgan, and Caleb. Dr. Smith and her husband founded B.E.D. Marriage Ministry more than 15 years ago, which was later re-launched in 2011 as B.E.D. Marriage Movement. This ministry was focused on Building, Equipping, and Developing marriages, thus the name B.E.D. They also founded the F.L.A.M.E. Marriage Ministry at Resurrection Center in Wilmington, DE., which was focused on Fostering Love and Marriage Enrichment. Marriages throughout the country have been revitalized, enhanced, and revived by the couple’s distinctively powerful tag-team style of teaching and counsel. They continue to travel together around the country doing marriage ministry workshops.
Together, Dr. Smith and her husband moved to New Jersey in 2008. After the couple moved to New Jersey, Dr. Smith accepted the call to use her gift of speaking to pastor alongside her husband. Lives have been transformed by Dr. Smith’s God-given ability to parallel medical and spiritual truths into practical life applications. Moreover, she is known for delivering the Word of God in a lively, non-traditional and dramatic way by using her medical knowledge to dissect God’s Word.
Dr. Smith and her husband pastored their beloved church plant, F.L.O.W. Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, for five years before ultimately transitioning to Houston,TX where they currently live. She loves weight lifting and the beach! Her bright red curly hair has become her trademark and seems to attract the attention of individuals everywhere. She is a comedian in her own right and loves being down to earth. She continues to educate, mentor, and motivate individuals both in the medical and spiritual arena. Dr. Smith has high hopes of becoming a TV host as she continues to build a platform to educate individuals on the importance of medical and spiritual health and wholeness.