With this Bible study Mr. Smith begins a series of studies on the temple and the priesthood. In this first study he looks at the history of temples from what is said in the Bible and also from what we see in other nations in world history. Because we know that God gave Moses the patterns for the tabernacle and the priesthood, we know that Israel did not get these ideas from the temples they had seen in Egypt.
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.