About

AUTHOR OVERVIEW: CRAIG SMITH.

Craig Smith has spent a lifetime sowing God’s Word into his audiences.
As a recording artist for Benson, StarSong, Brentwood, and Integrity Records, he earned a Dove nomination for Best Worship album as well as an award as SESAC’s Inspirational Songwriter of the Year.

With fourteen albums to his credit, Craig’s songs have garnered Top Ten radio airplay and he is widely respected as a worship leader and speaker.

Additionally, Craig has penned a devotional book, The Ancient Path, which has coordinating worship music.

Though Craig has travelled nationally and internationally for decades, he has been firmly rooted and involved in his local church family in Arkansas. Craig and his wife Dianna are in their 25th year as pastors of the church that has been their home base for almost 30 years in Fort Smith.

Craig is also the founder of Village2Village, an international non-profit organization committed to building a Culture of Hope through Jesus Christ.  V2V seeks to reach, equip, and empower children and youth to be godly leaders of integrity within their communities. V2V is currently ministering from Hope Village USA in Arkansas, Hope Village Uganda, launching Hope Village Thailand in January 2021, and helping support Niños de Esperanza (Children of Hope) in El Salvador.

Awake In The Dawn: Living the Lord’s Prayer began as a devotional tool on Craig’s website to encourage his growing community of ministry partners. He has completed the 365 daily devotions, and editing for final inclusion in this devotional book and companion worship music.

Craig’s warm, personable style–as well as his obvious passion for God’s Word and those who read it—permeates the Awake In The Dawn book and music project.

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