Gary R. Smith
Gospel Senders, Inc.

 Pointing the Way...

From the Cross...
Through the Word...
To The World.

Matthew 28: 19-20







For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:16-17


Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Philippians 4:6 


But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:  for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

I Corinthians 2:9-10


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Gary R. Smith grew up in a small Texas town outside of Houston, called Jacinto City.  Reared the son of a minister, Gary figured out at a very young age that ministers do not go into the ministry to become financially wealthy.  He wanted to use his singing and writing ability to become a Rock-n-Roll Star!  Gary's dad taught him how to play a guitar and by the time he was 12, he was writing his own songs and had formed his own band.  Gary decided he was going to make his mark on the Nashville Music scene.

Before Gary was 20 he had landed his first recording contract with International Artist Recording Studios out of Houston, Texas and had started performing with stars such as B.J. Thomas, Mickey Gilley, Grady Nutt of Hee Haw, and a host of others.  Gary had begun to attract attention and receive recording contract offers from companies like RCA, Columbia and several very strong Independent Companies.

Guess what happened on the way to the top?  Gary had a praying mother that would not give up on him and Gary R. Smith became a BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN!!

Since then, Gary has served on the staff of five churches.  He is licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is a member of Houston's First Baptist Church.  Gary has led in City-Wide Crusades, and has has filmed three Gary R. Smith Television Specials.  Performing in over 500 concerts, Gary has performed in the company of such greats as Cynthia Clawson, The Cruse Family, Wanda Jackson and many more.

Since that time, Gary has become a national and international recording artist with Redeemer Record Company out of Houston, Texas.  He has taken his singing and preaching throughout America and various other parts of the world.  Gary regularly is the featured singer on many Christian television programs.  His songs are hitting the charts all over the United States and abroad.

Gary has released ten albums, among them "Road To Life's Other Side" and "I'll Do It For Love" which includes three #1 hits.  Gary continues to release singles on various compilation disc projects, and is currently working on his new CD.

Gary will perform in about 150 concerts this year, not to mention his ministry in churches across the United States.

Gary says, "I want to use my God given talent to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world and to encourage believers everywhere."  From America to India to Australia to the farthest part of our world, Gary's music and ministry, through the power of the Holy Spirit is touching and changing people's lives.

Smith says, "My goal through concerts, revivals and personal appearances is to see JESUS CHRIST, MY LORD AND SAVIOUR, EXALTED!!! TO HIM BE ALL GLORY AND PRAISE!!!!"

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  • Born again at age 23

  • A former night-club entertainer

  • A recording artist and songwriter with Redeemer Record Company since 1975

  • Has had five #1 hit songs

  • Gary has Written/Co-written and recorded several #1 hits:
          1. "The Gambler"
          2. "I'll Do It For Love"
          3. "I Found Jesus in Nashville"
          4. "Jesus Saves"
          5. "Billy' Got Dreams"
          6. "Down on Broadway"
          7. "Katie's Song"
          8. "I Just Can't Wait"
          9. "The Altar of the Lord"
  • Licensed and Ordained to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ

  • Has recorded 10 Gospel Albums

  • Has performed on National and International Television

  • Performed on the Wal-Mart Country Gospel Tour every year since January, 1994

  • Gary's Albums are played on Country, Country Gospel and Southern Gospel Radio Stations all over the world.

  • Gary has won awards from the Country as well as the Country Gospel Music Industry

  • Gary has filmed 3 Christian television specials:
    1. Gary R. Smith, Just A Little Bit Country
    2. Gary R. Smith's Christmas Special
    3. Gary R. Smith, A Very Special Special

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From the Great State of Tennessee - Honorable Gary R. Smith, Ambassador of Good Will

From the Great Commonwealth of Kentucky, by Governor Paul E. Patton - Lifetime Commission of Honorable Gary R. Smith, Kentucky Colonel.

KNGR King Country Radio Agape Fest Award
2006 "Encourager of Music Industry" 

County Gospel Connection, Branson, MO.
2004 Male Vocalist
2005 Encourager of the Year

International Country Gospel Music Association, Tyler, TX
1999 Gold Cross Male Newcomer of the Year
1999 Special Gold Cross #1 Song of the Year
1999 Silver Cross Male Vocalist of the Year
2000 Gold Cross Album of the Year
2000 Gold Cross "Cross Over" Album of the Year
2005 Inducted into the ICGMA Hall of Fame

International Country Music Awards:
1999 Country Gospel Male Artist of the Year
1999 Country Gospel Entertainer of the Year
2001 Country Gospel Entertainer of the Year

Country Gospel Music Guild:
1999 Male Vocalist of the Year
2000 Country Gospel Song of the Year "I'll Do It For Love"

Lone Star Country Music Awards:
2000 Country Gospel Song of the Year "I'll Do It For Love"
2000 Country Gospel Album of the Year "I'll Do It For Love"
2000 Country Gospel Entertainer of the Year
2000 #1 Country Gospel Fan Club of the Year

Airplay International King Eagle Country Music Awards, Nashville, TN:
1998 Entertainer of the Year
1999 Country Gospel Song of the Year
1999 Country Gospel Male Artist of the Year
1999 Country Gospel Male Entertainer of the Year
1999 #1 Country Gospel Fan Club of the Year
2000 Golden Microphone Award
2000 Country Gospel Album of the Year "I'll Do It For Love"
2000 Country Gospel Entertainer of the Year
2000 #1 Country Gospel Fan Club of the Year
2001 Country Gospel Male Artist of the Year
2003 Christian Male Artist of the Year
2004 Gospel Album of the Year
2004 Country Gospel Male Artist of the Year

2002 - Country Radio's Favorite - Country Gospel Male Vocalist

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"Red reminds me of the blood of Jesus shed for you and me.  Blue and Purple represents royalty.  We are a part of the royal family of God. And White reminds me of the fact that my sins are washed away and I stand before God as white as snow."

~~~Gary R. Smith

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