Being saved by grace is close to a universally held belief in Christianity. But when you look closer at what various churches teach on this subject you will find differences, especially if you bring the subject of works into the discussion. In this webcast sermon Mr. Smith looks at what the Bible says about the subject of grace including what the Bible says about the place works play in the life of a Christian.
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.