Mr. Smith begins this sermon telling us of the positive experience he and several others from our congregation experienced at the just completed summer youth camp. In his sermon he then contrasts this to the state of our modern world particularly in the area of personal relationships. When we look at what the Bible says about certain relationships we see that faith in God is required to make them work because what God tells us are the solutions are contrary to the solutions taught in our modern world.
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.