In this sermon Mr. Smith goes through Psalms 120-134 which were traditionally read by the Jews on their way up to the feast. these psalms are labeled as the psalms of ascent or degrees in various Bibles. Mr. Smith points out the meaning these psalms should have for us today as Christians as we prepare for and travel to the feast.
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.