With this sermon Mr. Smith begins a new sermon series on the keys to Bible prophecy. Before getting into the keys themselves, in this sermon he shows the importance of why we need to properly understand prophecy. Starting in the time of the apostles and continuing down to our time many have come along with their special prophetic interpretations in order to draw people away from the truth to create their own following.
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.