In this post feast sermon Mr. Smith begins by referring to Deuteronomy 14:23 that tells us that the purpose for our keeping the feast is to rejoice to learn to fear God always. Using several passages from Deuteronomy he then shows us that we must develop a proper fear of God that should lead us to develop the qualities in our lives that can allow God to use us as leaders to help the people in the future when the fulfillment of the feast becomes a reality.
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.