In this Bible Study Mr. Smith continues in Exodus 3 focusing on verse 14. When Moses asks God what name he should use in speaking to the children of Israel about who had sent him to them, God identifies himself by the name I AM. Mr. Smith points out the significance of this name because several New Testament verses clearly tell us this is a name associated with Jesus. This therefore tells us that the God of Israel who brought them out of Egypt was not God the Father, but was Jesus Christ in his pre-human existence.
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.