Gwen Smith is a speaker, author, concert artist, songwriter and worship leader who inspires women toward the heart of God through stories, songs, and Scripture. Her fun, enthusiastic, and relatable communication style puts audiences at ease and bridges generational, denominational, and racial divides. As a co-founder of the conference and devotional ministry Girlfriends In God, Gwen has helped thousands of women experience how the Word of God and the power of grace, through Jesus Christ, rejuvenates faith and enriches lives.
Gwen has shared her stories and songs on many television programs, including: LIFE Today, The 700 Club, The Good Life, The Harvest Show, Homekeepers, Atlanta Live, and many radio programs as well. She is the author of a book titled Broken Into Beautiful – which shares the same title as a heart-stirring song that she co-wrote and recorded. Additionally, she co-authored the new Girlfriends in God devotional book, Trusting God, with her GiG ministry partners Sharon Jaynes and Mary Southerland.
Today, Gwen and the ministry team at Girlfriends In God encourage more than 500,000 women daily through their online devotions. In addition, she is a recording artist with Consuming Worship, a Lillenas Publishing group. From 2008 to 2011, Gwen was a label artist for Great Worship Songs and a staff songwriter for both Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing and Sunday Best Music Publishing. Her newest CD, Uncluttered, was released in early 2011.
Aside from all this formal bio information, those who know her best would tell you that Gwen is just a car-pooling, coffee-drinking, chocolate-craving, Jesus-loving wife and mother who struggles like the rest of us with dirty dishes, everyday life, messy piles, mountains of laundry, complicated relationships and cellulite.
Though she travels regularly, Gwen’s top ministry priority is, and always will be, her family. She and her husband Brad have been married since 1993 and have been blessed with three cool kids (named Preston, Hunter and Kennedy) who are now officially: two teens and a tween.
In her spare time, Gwen loves to cheer loudly at her kid’s ballgames, play guitar, relax at the piano, and chat with her girlfriends. Her other interests include bargain shopping, hanging out at local coffee shops enjoying the dark roast, writing new songs, and studying her Bible. Gwen and her family reside in North Carolina, and attend LIFE Fellowship Church (www.lifecharlotte.com.) Connect with her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GwenSmithMusic.