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David Smith, EdD

Adjunct Faculty in Christian Ministries


CE, BA, Taylor University
MAR, Trinity International University
EdD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Dave currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church’s Crystal Lake Campus, while serving as an adjunct faculty member with Trinity International University since 2002 and with Malone University from 2004-2009. Prior to joining the Willow team, Dave pastored on-staff at a non-denominational church in Akron, Ohio for 16 years, gaining experience in leading youth, family, teaching, and senior executive ministries. Dave’s passion is to help the church collaboratively discover their full potential and purpose for kingdom impact. A native of New Jersey, Dave is married to his high school sweetheart, Jen, with six children (Conner, Cameron, Riley, Lucy, Dylan, & Yorke).