Welcome! I’m Gwen Smith.
My goal is to encourage you to think big thoughts about God by pointing you to His truth and grace through stories, songs and Scripture.
Without hesitation: I am an unashamed, imperfect worshiper of Jesus Christ. His goodness covers my mess and purposes my days to live out the hope of the Gospel. It is my joy and passion to inspire women to live fully in Christ. How? I speak. I sing. I write books, devotions and songs. I worship. I post, pin and tweet. I am intensely in love with the Word of God and believe, wholeheartedly, that the Bible is divinely inspired truth.
I am the author of Broken into Beautiful (Harvest House Publishing), co-author of Trusting God and Knowing God by Name (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing), and am in the thick of writing a new book that I am extremely excited about (with David C. Cook 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 Stormie Omartian, Ruth Graham, Lysa TerKeurst, Angela Thomas, Craig Groeschel, Carol Kent, Sharon Jaynes, Lois Evans, Dr. Tony Evans, Mandisa, Liz Curtis Higgs, Jeff Foxworthy, Mary Southerland, Hayley DiMarco, Greg and Erin Smalley, Babbie Mason and many more.
I am currently writing songs for my next CD and am blessed to have six other fully produced CDs and one EP. 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 Audio 31 Music, in collaboration with Sunday Best Music out of Nashville, Tennessee.
I have shared my testimony, stories and songs on such TV shows as Life Today with James and Betty Robison, The 700 Club, The Harvest Show, The Good Life, The HomeKeepers Show and Atlanta Live. Additionally, I’ve also been featured on many radio programs.
I am a car-pooling, coffee-craving, 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 22 years now. We have three cool kids, all teens, who keep us on our toes and on our knees. On most days – after homework has been done 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 worship leader, occasionally teach an adult Sunday School class and where my husband serves as an elder. (www.LifeCharlotte.com)