• Redeemer West Side (map)
  • 150 West 83rd Street
  • New York, NY, 10024
  • United States

City Lab is an annual series of events designed to equip and connect ministry leaders in New York City.

This is the first Keynote of the 2018-19 City Lab series on Compassion and Justice: The Kingdom at the Margins. Tim Keller and Efrem Smith will address the Biblical Calling to Engage in Community Renewal.



Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and community development. Pastor Smith is the former president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting and leadership development organization. He is the current co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church in Sacramento, CA. He’s the author of several books, including his latest, “Killing Us Softly.”

Pastor Smith is a graduate of Saint John's University and Luther Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, and is currently a doctoral student in Church Leadership at Fuller Seminary.


Timothy Keller is Chairman of Redeemer City to City and the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For over twenty-five years he has led a diverse congregation of urban professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.

Dr. Keller grew up in Pennsylvania and was educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.


Friday, September 21, 2018 - The Biblical Calling to Engage in Community Renewal

Friday, November 9, 2018 - The Church as Good Neighbor

Friday, January 11, 2019 - From Compassion to Transformation

Friday, March 8, 2019 - Engaging Issues of Systemic Injustice

Friday, May 10, 2019 - Fostering Collaboration for the Common Good