We had the blessing of children last week and asked God to look after our little ones. But we have our parts to do also. Mr. Smith looks at the book "Live Not by Lies" that shows how people are often deceived into following the direction of their countries as they turn to forms of government that bring down their societies. But standards are also breaking down in areas of morality that could seriously effect our children. Today standing up for the traditional family values given in the Bible can bring upon us strong negative reaction from others. We must keep our spiritual lives in order or we could be swept away with others as our society comes apart. To guard against this we need to live by the truth shown in the major doctrines of the Bible.
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.