In this sermon Mr. Smith asks the question, should we pray for those in the world? He first points out several passages in Jeremiah that, if taken as the only verses on this subject, would lead us to conclude that the answer is no. But he then covers three important passages that show a different perspective: 1. Abraham's intervention with God for Sodom. 2. Moses intervening for Israel several times. 3. What Jesus says in Matthew 5:44 "Love your enemies . . . pray for them."
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.