The church started with 12 apostles, but God soon added others. One of these was the man Saul who greatly persecuted the church. In this sermon Mr. Smith takes us through the journey Saul the persecutor took to become Paul the dynamic apostle who wrote much of the New Testament.
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.