This sermon begins a three sermon series on faith, hope and love. Each sermon in the series will focus on one New Testament book that highlights one of these subjects. In this first sermon Mr. Smith looks at the book of James and shows how faith is a key component to many of the subjects James covers.
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.