Conference Worship Leaders
At the BCMC, each morning begins with an intentional time of corporate worship, focusing on our 2019 Conference Theme: “All That Is Within Me.”
This time affords us the opportunity for meaningful worship with other
church musicians, as well as a time to be challenged by God’s Word
to a refreshed commitment to Him and His service.
SCOTTY SMITH, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min). After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), RTS, Orlando, and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Scotty has authored ten books, including, Unveiled Hope (with Michael Card), Objects of His Affection, Restoring Broken Things (with Steven Curtis Chapman), Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel Centered Faith, and most recently, Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life. Scotty also invests time mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders in many different contexts. Among his hobbies, Scotty enjoys photography, fishing, cooking and exercise. Scotty, and his wife of 46 years, Darlene, continue to live in Franklin, TN. Darlene has two Masters from Covenant Seminary, one in counseling; has a huge mercy gift, great laugh, and big heart; and loves being a grandmother (DeDe) to Finn, Otis, and Otto.
CLIFF DUREN is the worship pastor at The Church at Station Hill, a regional campus of Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. Before joining the Brentwood Baptist team in 2012, Cliff served for 7 years as the Staff Arranger & Contemporary Worship Leader at First Baptist Church Woodstock in Woodstock, GA. In addition, Cliff arranges, orchestrates, and produces music resources for various church music publishers while also producing and/or orchestrating various artist recordings each year with artists such as Laura Story, This Hope, Michael English & Larnelle Harris. He is very grateful for this opportunity to fulfill his passion of creating resources for the local church. Cliff also just completed his first film score for the faith-based film “Champion,” which hit theaters nationwide in May of 2017. Cliff became a Christian at age seventeen and soon after pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Shorter University in Rome, GA and a Master’s Degree in Church Music from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. In the past 9 years, he has been nominated for 12 Dove Awards. In March of 2002, Cliff married his college sweetheart, April. Cliff, April, and vocalist Heather Richardson recently released “You Reign Forever”, their 4th trio release, under the group name “Overflow.” Together, Cliff and April enjoy leading worship together and ministering at various churches, conferences, and workshops. They reside in Spring HIll, TN with their 4 children; Mac, Sydney, Elijah, & Emma Kate.