In this study Mr. Smith goes verse by verse through the shortest book in the Old Testament. Obadiah presents God's judgement against the people of Edom. Mr. Smith ends this study by reminding us that when we read accounts of God's strong judgment against various peoples we must always keep in mind the future offer of salvation that the Last Great Day promises to all people.
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.