Colin Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to personal faith in Christ at the age of six, and sensed God's call to pastoral ministry early in life. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Master of Philosophy from London Bible College. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as the Senior Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years. While in London, he was active in the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in England; and served the Fellowship as president.
Colin currently serves as Senior Pastor of The Orchard, a Gospel-centered church in the Chicago area, with campuses in Arlington Heights, Barrington, and Itasca, Illinois. He is committed to preaching the Bible in a way that nourishes the soul by directing attention to Jesus Christ. He has published several books with Moody Publishers and is the teacher of the popular evangelistic video series, 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible Story.