In Mark 3 we see the Jewish leaders continuing to resist Jesus at every opportunity even to the point of planing to kill him. As Jesus' ministry continued to grow scribes came from Jerusalem claiming he was doing his miracles through the power of Satan. Jesus replies by warning them of the dangers of committing the unpardonable sin.
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.