When we think of God's grace, we usually associate it with the Passover season. But in this sermon Mr. Smith shows four connections of God's grace to the day of Pentecost: The giving of the law, the giving of the Holy Spirit, the establishment of the church, and the calling of the firstfruits.
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.