Mr. Smith continues his Bible study series on the book of John. He begins this study by showing that Jesus and John are related to each other. He then spends the rest of thee study looking at two words used in John's gospel, "truth" and "life" and shows that there is more meaning to the Greek words than we see in the English words. He shows that the word truth conveys the meanings of genuine and reality. And the word life means real future eternal life as opposed to the mere existence in this physical life.
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.