Description: We will look at how the Gospel, from creation all the way to Revelation, shows God’s heart for biblical unity and His desire for us to be one amid diversity. The same Gospel that saves us is the same Gospel that unites us.
Presenters: Darryl & Gwen Smith, Directors, Oneness & Diversity, CRU
Darryl and Gwen Smith were both born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. After High School, Darryl served in the US Army for three years. God saved him in 1991; he was licensed to preach in 1992, and ordained in 1994. Gwen studied Organizational Management graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Covenant College. She gave her life to Christ in 1987 and they both joined staff with Cru in 1996 with a heart for young people.
Throughout their twenty five years of stewarding many different leadership roles, they have both also remained committed to utilizing their gifts of speaking and teaching the Word of God all around the world.
In 2017 Cru announced the creation of a new role within the U.S. Leadership team in which the Lord led Darryl and Gwen to co-direct. Their journey has prepared them to lead as the National Directors of Oneness and Diversity in this next season of their ministry, with dependence upon Jesus to help create a culturally diverse environment throughout all of Cru. They believe for, envision, and are trusting the Lord to see a great expansion of The Gospel through unity of mind, heart, and purpose.