As Israel started out of Egypt, at the end of the sixth day of unleavened bread they found themselves boxed in against the Red Sea. God commanded them to go forward, which they did but they did not do so in faith. In this sermon Mr. Smith shows us that we need to use this same advice from God in our times of trial, but do so having faith in God which Israel failed to do many times in their journey to the promised land. We must, unlike them, live by faith as we continue our journey to the promised land of the kingdom of God..
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.