Scotty, a native of Graham, N.C., graduated in 1972 from UNC, Chapel Hill, and from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1977. He served as youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem from 1977-1979, and from 1979-1980 served as youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. In 1981 Scotty helped Cortez Cooper plant Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
In 1986 Scotty was sent out as the planting pastor for Christ Community Church (CCC) in Franklin, Tennessee. Scotty served CCC as Senior Pastor for his first twenty years and has seen its membership grow to over three thousand. During these two decades CCC has also planted four churches. Recently Scotty has assumed the new title of Founding Pastor and CCC’s long time associate and Scotty’s best friend, Scott Roley, has become the new senior pastor.
Scotty invests most of his time as CCC’s Pastor for Preaching, Teaching and Worship. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Covenant Theological Seminary and teaches at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
He has written five books: Unveiled Hope, with Michael Card; Speechless, with Steven Curtis Chapman; Objects of His Affection; and his latest two, The Reign of Grace and Restoring Broken Things, with Steven Curtis Chapman.
Scotty and Darlene, his wife of thirty-five years, have two adult married children and one grandson. Scotty enjoys fly-fishing, cross training, classic rock and roll and cooking.
Scotty Smith claims renewal at times, comes through the arts. He calls artist to not abandoned th church and to steward well.
As image-bearers of God, how do we live artistically?
North America can tend to be like the "Disneyland experience." So how do Christian artists exist?
Scotty Smith invites us to not waste cynicism on good redemptive anger, but to disrupt with mercy.
We asked Scotty Smith what breaks his heart and what his strategy for love was...beautiful, raw and off the cuff humility. Collapse.
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