Hey There! I’m Gwen Smith.
I want to help you know and trust God more.
I keep things real around here. Honest faith is what I’m all about. I won’t pretend to speak from a platform of perfection. (I’m as imperfect as you are and struggle just like you do!) And I’m pretty sure we want the same thing: the full, abundant life Jesus came to give us . . . in spite of our feelings, failures, frustrations and fears.
I believe we’re gonna be good friends.
You can expect that we’ll grow together with more than just written words: I speak. I sing. I write books, devotions and songs. I worship. I post, pin and tweet. All to encourage and challenge you toward the heart of Jesus in His grace and truth.
And I’m a Bible girl. Every conversation we have will center around the Word because I believe, wholeheartedly, that the Bible is divinely inspired truth.
I am the author of I Want it All (David C. Cook Publishing) and Broken into Beautiful (Harvest House Publishing), co-author of Trusting God and Knowing God by Name (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing). I am one of three co-founders of Girlfriends in God, a conference and devotional ministry with more than 800,000 subscribers from all across the world.
I speak, lead worship and perform concerts for thousands of people annually at Christian women’s events and churches. Over the years, I’ve shared the ministry platform with lots of amazing people. Some include Ruth Graham, Lysa TerKeurst, Susie Larson, Dannah Gresh, Stormie Omartian, Craig Groeschel, Carol Kent, Dr. Tony Evans, Mandisa, Liz Curtis Higgs, Jeff Foxworthy and many more.
I’ve written and co-produced 6 full-length CDs and 2 EPs (both worship and Christian contemporary songs). I was a staff songwriter and worship artist for Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing from 2008-2011, have written freelance for LifeWay and Lillenas Publishing, and am now writing for Grace Girl Music, in collaboration with Sunday Best Music out of Nashville, Tennessee.
My testimony, stories and songs have been shared on many TV shows, including Life Today with James and Betty Robison and The 700 Club.
Not-so Formal Me…
I am a coffee-craving, potato-chip-eating, dark chocolate lover who struggles like many with dirty dishes, messy piles, mountains of laundry, complicated relationships and cellulite. I play guitar and live to lose myself in worship at the piano. Volleyball is my sport of choice. Love. That. Game.
My family rocks my world. They are my first ministry priority. I’ve been married to Brad, my hunky college honey, for 25 years now. We have three cool kids who keep us on our toes and on our knees. On most days we can be found on a court, at a field, or in a gym somewhere in the greater Charlotte area.
We live in sunny North Carolina and are members of Life Fellowship Church where I serve as a service host, a worship leader, and occasionally teach an adult Sunday School class. My husband serves as an elder. (www.LifeCharlotte.com)
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