Aretha Franklin's #1 1967 hit "Respect" was written by a man: Otis Redding in 1965. So the question is, did his view of the meaning of this word agree with hers? In this the first of a two part sermon on marriage Gary Smith covers the subject of respect which is what the Bible says a husband needs the most from his wife.
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.