In this sermon Mr. Smith presents the first of a two part sermon on health and healing. The Bible tells us to take care of our bodies to glorify God who dwells in us through his spirit. But human life is not eternal life and as we grow older health issues arise in our lives. We see examples of healing in the Bible and James instructs us to call the elders of the church in our times of sickness.
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.