In this sermon Mr. Smith continues his sermon series on genuine Christianity by looking at the church. He first shows us that the book of Acts presents the church after Pentecost as not only a church unified in doctrine but also in care for and helping each other. He then shows from several other New Testament passages about the church that God expects the church today to follow this same example so that we become a close knit community with Christ dwelling in our midst.
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.