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Colin Smith​

Founder & Teaching Pastor

Colin Smith​

Founder & Teaching Pastor

Colin Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a thriving, multi-campus church located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, USA, and Founder and Teaching Pastor of Open the Bible.

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he trained at the London School of Theology where he earned the degrees of Bachelor of Theology and Master of Philosophy. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as senior pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London.

He is the author of several books including Momentum: Pursuing God’s Blessings through the Beatitudes; Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross; Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life; The One Year Unlocking the Bible Devotional; 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible; The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life; as well as others. His preaching ministry is shared around the world through Open the Bible.

Colin and his wife Karen live near Chicago, and have two married sons and five granddaughters.

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Our ministry provides resources primarily developed from the teaching ministry of Pastor Colin Smith, Senior Pastor at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, based near Chicago. Learn more about our ministry out of the US here.

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