Scotty Smith - West End Community Church, Nashville
Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min).
After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), RTS, Orlando, and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
Scotty has authored ten books, including, Unveiled Hope (with Michael Card), Objects of His Affection, Restoring Broken Things (with Steven Curtis Chapman), Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel Centered Faith, and most recently, Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life. Scotty also invests time mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders in many different contexts.
Among his hobbies, Scotty enjoys photography, fishing, cooking and exercise. Scotty, and his wife of almost 47 years, Darlene, continue to live in Franklin, TN. Darlene has two Masters from Covenant Seminary, one in counselling; has a huge mercy gift, great laugh, and big heart; and loves being a grandmother (DeDe) to Finn, Otis, and Otto. Topics: What is grace? What is the Gospel? Dealing with conflict, ethnically and socially diverse congregations, ordinary means of grace.