In this sermon Mr. Smith shows the importance of our continuing in God's way until we reach the goal God has set before us. Then in the second part of the sermon he concentrates on the subject of prayer and its importance in helping us remain faithful until we reach God's kingdom.
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.