One of the selections in Handel's Messiah is based on Revelation 5:12 where an angelic choir of 100 million angels sings, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing." In this sermon Mr. Smith asks and answers the question, what caused this great choir to sing these words? He shows from the context that it relates to Jesus being found worthy to open the scroll in God's right hand. That scroll shows the steps by which God will take back from Satan rulership of this world.
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.