• Gary Smith

    Contributing sermons since Nov 23, 2013
Gary's church

Church at the Bayou
Irvington, Alabama 36544

About Gary
  • Education: Bachelor of Theology, currently working on a Master of Theology degree. Attended Gadsden State Community College, Lee University, Rhema Correspondence School, Church of God School of Ministry, AMES International School of Ministry, Light University, International Seminary, and Christian Bible College
  • Experience: I have been in the ministry since 1981, I have served as a Lead Pastor since 1985. I am an ordained bishop with the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. I have served on various boards and committees and Ministerial Associations. I have served my denomination as a district overseer and currently serve on the Alabama License Board.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My goal is to give people something they can take home with them. To preach thought provoking sermons with a few gold nuggets along the way. I want to inspire people to become all they can be in Christ and to fulfill their God given potential.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Lord's Prayer, The Book of Daniel, The Book of Revelation, The Gospel of Luke
  • Family: I am married to Peggy, my wife of 32 years. We have two daughters, Dana NaChae Smith, age 28, and Kayli Marie who is 10. We had one son, Joshua David who was stillborn and our middle daughter, Cassie Leann, passed away May 16th, 2004 at the age of 15.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother was always very supportive
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my biggest fan.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don't preach everything you know in one sermon.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Caring Church, The Caring Pastor, Not a Fan, The Radical Christian, The Holy Spirit Code, Heaven is for Real, Can God Move Here, the Bible.
  • Hobbies: Fishing, reading, bowling and camping.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Serve God today like as if this were your last day on earth.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Tripped in some microphone cables and pulled over the boom stands.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Carpenter's Helper
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  • Driving Out The Enemy

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2018
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    This is a sermon about driving out the enemy or evicting the devil from the territory that God has given unto the church. Jericho was the first city Joshua and the Israelites encountered once they crossed the Jordon River.

    “Driving Enemy Out” TEXT: Joshua 6:1-5 (KJV) 1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye more

  • Jesus, The Cornerstone

    Contributed on Nov 25, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus is indeed the Rock of Ages. Jesus will be the rock that crushes in judgment or He will be the rock, the foundation of our faith.

    Jesus The Cornerstone Text: Luke 20:1-19 Introduction: A. This is a follow up to act of Jesus cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem. 1) Jesus has made His “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem. 2) On the way to Jerusalem --- Jesus was descending the Mount of Olives – He stopped more

  • "When Christ Returns"

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    This message explores what the condition of this world will be when Christ returns.

    “When Christ Returns” TEXT: 1 Thess. 4:13- 5:11 1 Thess 4:13-18 (KJV) 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them more

  • The Story Of A Lost Son

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    While on earth, Jesus sought out the sinner, He has called His church to go after the lost as well. The Holy Spirit draws people to the Christ and the salvation He so freely offers.

    "The Story of a Lost Son" TEXT: LUKE 15:23,24 Introduction: A. In chapter 15 we have three stories which early church Fathers considered as one parable. 1) The purpose of each is to show the natural reaction to finding that which was lost is Joy. a. God longs to reconcile sinners more

  • The Parable Of The Lost Coin

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2013
    based on 3 ratings

    This message describes the job of Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Believer in seeking the lost and bringing them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

    “The Parable of the Lost Coin” TEXT: Luke 15:8-15:10 Luke 15:8-10 (KJV) 8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her more

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