In the Bible James tells us to call for the elders of the church when we are sick and the prayer of faith will heal us. But we all know that the sick are not always healed because the elderly eventually die. So how can we have faith that God will heal us? In this second sermon on healing Mr. Smith reminds us that God always has his overall goal in mind for each of us. God does not promise us eternal physical life, but rather he promises eternal spirit life as sons and daughters in his family.
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.