In this sermon Mr. Smith begins a sermon series on the role we will be fulfilling in God's kingdom as a kingdom of priests. In this first sermon he looks at what the Old Testament says about God's desire to make Israel a kingdom of priests. He then continues in the book of Exodus looking at what is said about how the priests and Levites were to serve God and the people of Israel.
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.