Scotty Smith graduated from The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (DMin). Smith planted and pastored Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN, for twenty-six years. He worked on pastoral staff of West End Community Church as teacher in residence and also served as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster, RTS, and Western Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Unveiled Hope
, Revelation: Hope in the Darkness
, Ephesians: The Love We Long For
, and 1 John: Relying on the Love of God
. Scotty and his wife of over forty-five years, Darlene, live in Franklin, TN.