We are now almost at the Passover that begins the yearly holy day cycle. In this sermon Mr. Smith reminds us that we need to focus on our spiritual preparation for the Passover not on the physical preparation for the days of unleavened bread trying to locate and remove every possible speck of leaven from our homes. The focus of this holy day period is the Passover. When we properly observe the Passover, this leads us into the proper approach needed for the days of unleavened bread.
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.