In this sermon Mr. Smith reminds us that the fall holy days are drawing near. He tells us that in this historic year we need to guard against letting events in the news distract us from getting our minds focused on the meanings of these holy days. Looking briefly at Leviticus 23, he shows us that these days promise a great future in God's kingdom not only for us but for all mankind.
Gary Smith was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but spent most of his youth in the Pasadena, California area. He graduated from Ambassador College in 1976 and he and his wife, Liz, moved to Peoria, Illinois. For the next six years he worked as a nursing home administrator in Illinois, Ohio, and Texas.
In 1982, he and Liz began to serve in the full-time ministry. Since that time, they have served in a number of congregations in the Midwest.
Gary and Liz now pastor in Houston, Texas near their two children and grandson.