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 the soon-to-be-released interactive devotional book 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 500,000 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. In recent months, I’ve shared the ministry platform with Stormie Omartian, Angela Thomas, Carol Kent, Sharon Jaynes, Lois Evans, Liz Curtis Higgs, 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. I was a staff songwriter and worship artist for Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing from 2008-2011 and am now writing for Lillenas Publishing, 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 almost 20 years now. We have three cool kids, two teens and a tween, who keep us on our toes and on our knees. On most days – after homework has been done and instruments have been practiced, 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 on the worship team, occasionally teach an adult Sunday School class and where my husband serves as an elder. (www.LifeCharlotte.com)