Casey M. “Buddy” Smith, Jr.

Buddy Smith ExecutiveVice PresidentRev. Buddy Smith is Executive Vice President of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR). AFA is a pro-family advocacy organization with over two million online supporters and approximately 170,000 subscribers to its monthly flagship publication the AFA Journal. AFA’s online news service,, has quickly become one of the most widely read and trusted news sources for conservatives with the goal is to ensure the Christian conservative perspective on the day’s important news events is presented without the liberal bias that has become so prevalent in the secular media.

Over the past 18 years Buddy has worked at AFA in the battle to restore America’s biblical foundations and to protect families from the immorality that threatens to rob our children of their future. AFA initiates and works continuously on numerous projects that are specifically designed for participation by people who love God and our nation. Buddy believes that real hope for this nation is found in a loving God and in His people.

He has an undergraduate degree in music education from Mississippi State University and a graduate degree in theology from Oral Roberts University. Buddy has served as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church for 38 years.

He has been married to his bride Carol for 38 years. They have two grown children, Stacey and Casey, and three grandchildren.