Where does religion and faith enter the discussion of American presidents? Why might this period in history be known as a turning point for people in surprising ways? Dr. Gary Scott Smith is the author of the book Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents (2015) and Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush (2009) both published by Oxford University Press. His op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, Newsweek, the USA Today, and other major newspapers and magazines. He has given lectures throughout the United States on these books.
Dr. Gary Scott Smith is professor of history emeritus at Grove City College. He is also an ordained Presbyterian minister who serves as a parish associate and the director of the mission program at Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. He taught at Grove City College in western Pennsylvania from 1978 to 2017 where he chaired the History Department. He earned his M.Div. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in History at Johns Hopkins University.
Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”