In this zoom Bible study Mr. Smith continues looking at some of the key words used by John in his gospel. In this study he looks at the words "light" and "witness." John tells us that Jesus is the light of the world because of the truth of God that he reveals to us. In his use of the word "witness" John shows eight ways that the truth of Jesus teachings are established. Among these are Jesus' miracles, his fulfillment of prophecy after prophecy during his life, and by the witness given by some of Jesus' apostles in the written words of the New Testament.
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.