In this sermon Mr. Smith concludes his sermon series on tithing by looking at three passages in the New Testament. He first covers Matthew 23:23 and then the opening verses of I Corinthians 9 that some try to use to show tithing does not exist after the end of the old covenant.. But he finishes the sermon by looking at Hebrews 7 that shows clearly that Abraham tithed to Melchizedek which proves tithing existed prior to the old covenant and thus the ending of that covenant does not end tithing.
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.