Mr. Smith begins this sermon where he ended his sermon from last week on clean and unclean meats. Mr. Smith shifts his emphasis from the physical to the spiritual and expands the scope beyond food to every aspect of our lives. He covers what is meant by the word holy and how we need to strive to be holy in our Christian lives.
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.