Early in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus tells us that the meek will inherit the earth. In this sermon Mr. Smith asks why will the meek inherit the earth? He then looks at the qualities in meekness that we need to develop in order to be able to serve under Jesus in God's kingdom.
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.