Troy Schmidt began writing for animation in Los Angeles in 1985 (Dennis the Menace, Heathcliff, Flintstone Kids). In 1992, he moved to Orlando to write for The Mickey Mouse Club, on staff for three seasons, writing for the likes of Justin Timerberlake, Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Keri Russell and Christina Aguilera. He wrote for three Disney parades on ABC (including Easter and Christmas), a Disney Animal Kingdom show and for the Hard Rock Café website as the Managing Content Editor. He adapted a Max Lucado children’s book, Hermie The Common Caterpillar, into a home video, creating and writing a total of thirteen videos for Tommy Nelson and over twenty different books. In 2004, Troy was the Creative Consultant on a Nickelodeon show called “Splat.”
In 2008, Troy also directed two hours of video for a Bible based CD/ROM entitled iLumina Gold, traveling to Israel and following the footsteps of Jesus, then returning home to create a three-and-half hour documentary called “In His Shoes” appearing on the GLO Bible software as the host.
Troy is currently a Producer for “The American Bible Challenge” with Jeff Foxworthy, having worked on the show since the pilot in 2012. He has written a daily devotional tied into the series called “The American Bible Challenge Daily Reader, Volume 1” (Thomas Nelson) and the board game based on the show (Talicor). He has written five children’s books in the “Their Side of the Story” collection (B&H) a lighthearted look on the animals' perspective of famous stories from the Bible.
Troy still lives in the Orlando, Florida area with his wife where he is also a Campus Pastor at First Baptist Church of Windermere, overseeing all Adult classes and ministries and sharing the preaching schedule with the Senior Pastor, Chuck Carter.