This sermon concludes the subject Mr. Smith began last week. In living our lives not by lies we must learn how to live our lives according to God's truth as revealed in his word (John 17:17). Jesus gave us an example of this in his encounter with Satan in Matt. 4 where Jesus answered each of Satan's deceptive statements by quoting scripture. In our efforts to teach these concepts to our children, Mr. Smith points us to the first two chapters of Genesis where we find much truth that we need to pass on to our children.
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.