As has been noted on this blog multiple times, Jim Wright (James C Wright of Manassas, VA) and Keith Smith (“Dr.” Keith W. Smith of Gunzenhausen, Germany) have a lot it common. They both dislike national authors who address the topic of organic church and other forms of church polity and theology with which they disagree. More to the point, they both see themselves as the proper people to “lead” in this arena. This has been especially clear with Jim Wright, who has a habit and pattern of this type of attitude and then behavior stretching back to 1981 when he was known (for the first time at least, to have been thrown out of the Moral Majority (along with the entire Maryland Chapter that he represented.)
Keith W. Smith PhD?
“Dr.” Keith Smith, operates from the same position of assumed entitlement and grandiose claims as well. It’s was a match made in heaven (or more like hell) when the two of them connected and saw how they could help each other in attacking multiple people whom they see as standing in the way of their desire to lead a movement. Continue reading →
Keith W Smith, of Healing Communities claims in several places to have MA degrees in Theology and Psychology from “Berea Bible School” and further to have then joined the faculty of this school.
This is a snippet showing the claim from Keith’s Healing Communities Page. It rambles and has obviously been poorly redacted to remove reference to his prior wife Elaine following his divorce, before he married his current wife Jeanne Elder Smith, who served as his administrative assistant (more about that in a future article.)
Quoted from Keith Smith Bio from “Healing Communities webpage”
“Keith went to a small Pentecostal Church, where they served until 1988, when they moved to Eastbourne on the South Coast, Where alongside their secular work, they helped to plant a church on a new estate. Keith resumed his studies part-time, gaining an M.A. in psychology and theology” …. “A little latter he also joined the faculty of the Berea Bible College, teaching Counseling, Missions and Biblical Archeology part time.”
For the second time in a week, Keith W Smith and Jeanne Elder Smith have violated Facebook Community Standards and had a post removed under the category of harassment and hate speech. What is particularly sad about it this time is that they used the Facebook Page “Healing Communities” which represents itself as a safe place for people to share problems and struggles in their lives. This “safe place” attacked Bart Breen and accused him of being an internet troll and mental illness. What is even more disturbing about this, is that Keith W. Smith claims to be a psychologist who offers services to help people in this area. What sort of reputable psychologist would attempt to diagnose and then personally attack somebody publicly using alleged mental illness as a weapon? That’s a violation of basic professional ethics for anyone claiming to work in this arena. Who’s the troll based on this?
This is further evidence of the character of this man and the types of methods he uses. Compound that with the fact there is strong evidence that he is claiming credentials from UCLA as a PhD in Psychology that UCLA does not confirm, and there’s good reason to treat him with extreme skepticism and not accept anything he claims without independent confirmation from a reliable source. Jim Wright works closely with Keith W Smith and relies upon him and his claimed credentials to attack multiple people online. Jim Wright has also had multiple posts removed from Facebook for similar violations under the categories of Harassment and Hate Speech.
Here’s the report from Facebook showing this most recent violation from “Healing Communities.”
“Healing Communities” Facebook Violation
There is much more to say about what has happened in this arena and the collaboration between Keith W Smith and Jim Wright to defame and attack multiple people while at the same time attempting to promote themselves as “Organic Church” experts. More will be forthcoming in the days ahead.
A few people have contacted me asking for the emails from the UCLA’s Registrar’s Office with regard to the claim of an earned 2002 UCLA PhD in Psychology by Keith W Smith and the promotion of these credentials by James C Wright in his continued efforts to defame multiple people in the Organic Church community at large.
Keith W Smith, recently attempted to retaliate for the revelation made here that he claims a PhD from UCLA in Psychology that the UCLA Registrar’s office does not confirm.
Smith, who claims to be a psychologist and a professional in the field (although I’ve tried in vain to find any licensing information to this point) violated Facebook’s posting standards in the areas of Hate Speech and Harassment within their Community guidelines by attempting to paint the author of this blog as mentally ill. This raises additional questions as to the actual training and qualifications of a man who claims to be a psychologist but who doesn’t hold to minimum standards of professionalism in public conversations. I don’t believe any credible psychologist would attempt to diagnose a mental illness publicly and then use it as a weapon against somebody. Continue reading →
“Dr.” Keith W Smith’s Attempt to Deflect Attention Fails
Keith W. Smith
Keith W. Smith has made a few fainthearted attempts to deny the information released here last week after it was revealed that the UCLA Registrar’s Office refuted the claims of he and his crony James C Wright of Manassas VA, to pass himself off as a PhD in Psychology. Below is a screen shot of an attempt to discredit the author of this blog by simple ad hominem attacks while ignoring the substance of the claim.
This is the easiest thing in the world to refute if is it false. All Keith W. Smith needs to do is provide direct evidence of the claim from the Registrar’s Office at UCLA of the Degree itself along with an independent email address or contact that anyone can contact to verify the claim. The fact that it’s been about a week’s time and no such communication has been provided speaks very loudly. All that’s come back is this weak back-channel personal types of attacks that makes claims of mental illness and trolls which were removed by Facebook for violation of community guidelines under harrassment and hate-speech. Continue reading →
Here’s what you need to know, with links to the longer articles that will give you more information about Jim and Marianne Wright’s complicity with Keith and Jeanne Elder Smith in slandering and attacking multiple people online. Just click on each point and you’ll be taken to the article with documentation where it’s available online.
When Jim Wright addresses his own issues and accepts correction and removes his false public accusations and confesses to his and his wife Marianne’s wrongs, then this site will be removed, but not until.
UCLA Registrar’s Office Confirms no Record of Psychologist Keith W Smith, “PhD”
Keith W Smith claims to have an earned doctorate in Psychology from UCLA issued in 2002. He makes that claim repeatedly in several locations on the internet. This is a screen shot of his About page on Facebookdemonstrating the claim.
Keith Smith PhD Claim Screen Shot 7/8/2014
In addition, Keith W Smith’s own webpage at confirms his birth year as 1955.
This quote is taken directly from his page.
“More about me
I was born in 1955 and lived most of my life in the United Kingdom. I grew up in London, where I gained a scholarship to a leading public school. At 17 I went to Cambridge to study Psychology but I was unable to complete a degree at that time, due to my own personal issues. I completed the degree 2 years later whilst studying at CLC London. I obtained my masters at Berea Bible College in 1988 whilst working as Director of a Counseling Center.” Continue reading →
We’ve noted on several occasions in the past, the “Black Hat” type of practices that appear to be employed at Crossroad Junction at both the blog site and the Facebook page.
Here’s more direct evidence of the types of methods that appear to being used.
First, for those of you unfamiliar with the term, this is an article that explains what “Black Hat” is. Note in particular in the list, “Link Manipulation – Buying links, advertorials, and link schemes.”
What this means is that people who don’t have a great deal of “presence” on the internet, will seek to create the appearance so that they can rank higher in Google and other search engine rankings. It’s a common method employed by spammers, marketers and people who simply are trying to direct traffic to their site for what ever reason.
It’s old news, but Jim Wright continues to use black hat internet techniques to support his lies and deceptions. His most recent post at Crossroad Junction has many suspicious likes. These are some of the accounts that are liking it. Do these look like organic connections to Jim Wright and Crossroad Junction?