Colin S. Smith
|Colin S. Smith|
April 27, 1958 |
Colin S. Smith (born April 27, 1958 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a United States evangelical pastor and author. Smith is currently the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Illinois, where he has been since 1996. The Orchard Evangelical Free Church has four campus locations: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Itasca, and Marengo.
Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to George and Violet Smith. At the age of six, he came to faith in Christ and later sensed God's calling to pastoral ministry. He attended the London School of Theology where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a Master of Philosophy. During this time he was also an active member of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches where he served as its President. From 1980 to 1996, he served as Senior Pastor of Enfield Evangelical Free Church located in Enfield, UK. In 1996, Smith became the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and currently holds the longest tenure as senior pastor in that church's history.
Smith met his wife, Karin, at the London School of Theology. They have two sons, Andrew and David.
In addition to being the Senior Pastor of The Orchard, Smith is also a respected author and has a nationally broadcast radio program, Unlocking the Bible, which is produced by Moody Bible Institute. He has been a frequent speaker at Moody Bible for Founder's Week and has also made several appearances on the Total Living Network (TLN).
- Unlocking the Bible, an evangelistic teaching package consisting of books, audio books, study guides, and video teachings
- 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible (2002) ISBN 978-0-8024-6547-4
- Unlock the Bible in 30 Days (2004) ISBN 978-0-8024-6555-9
- 10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life (2005) ISBN 978-0-8024-6556-6
- The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life (2006) ISBN 978-0-8024-6557-3
- Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life (2012) ISBN 978-1-8455-0639-1
- Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the thief on the Cross (2015) ISBN 978-1-7819-1558-5
-  Smith's biography from The Orchard Evangelical Free Church.
-  Smith's biography from Unlocking the Bible.
-  Smith's personal blog from the Unlocking the Bible website.
-  Smith's biography from Moody Publishers.
-  Smith's biography from OnePlace.