Thirty years ago Zimbabwe (then named Rhodesia) was one of the world's most prosperous nations. Today it is one of the poorest nations on earth. Today we see major economic issues threatening the security of the western nations. Mr. Smith continues his study of the Sermon on the Mount covering the last half of Matthew 6 and asks us the question, "Are we seeking our security from God or from the economy of our nation?"
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.