In this sermon Mr. Smith talks about a ceremony in the Old Testament that connects the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread to Pentecost. The fulfillment of this event is seen in the New Testament with Jesus ascending to his Father to be accepted as the sacrifice for our sins. But to fully understand this event, we need to look at its description in the Old Testament.
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.