Dr. Scotty Smith
Dr. Scotty Smith is Pastor Emeritus at Christ Community Church & Teacher in Residence at West End Community Church.
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-six years. During these two decades CCC has also planted four churches. Scotty is now Pastor Emeritus at Christ Community Church & Teacher in Residence at West End Community Church. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Covenant Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, Western Seminary, and teaches at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
He has written seven 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; also Every Day Prayers, and Every Season Prayers.
Scotty and Darlene, his wife of forty-five years, have two adult married children and three grandsons. Scotty enjoys fly-fishing, cross training, classic rock and roll and cooking.