The Holy Spirit was made available to the church at Pentecost for a purpose. In this sermon Mr. Smith shows that we need to grow spiritually in order to develop the mind of Christ. It is the mind of Christ that brings us into unity with God and Christ. So it is important that we know how to obtain this spiritual growth in our lives.
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.