The Church will have to struggle for it's survival. We have and still are struggling. God promises the Church will not fail. Our goal is to keep our eye on the Kingdom. We must be alive and active in God's service. We must allow Gods way of life to be embedded in our lives. We must not allow ourselves to die spiritually. Do not allow the gates of the grave to overtake you.
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.