In his first day of Unleavened Bread sermon Mr. Smith shows us that the words "come Out" are a good two word summary for the meaning of these days. Israel came out of a specific place, but we are to come out of the society of the world. The term "world" is used over a dozen times in John 17 alone. And in I John 2:15 we are told that if we love the world the love of God is not in us. Finally in Revelation 18:4 as God brings down this world's society we are told to "come out of her my 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.