My Memories of Dr. Gerald L. K. Smith
by Dewey H. (Buddy) Tucker

Dr. Smith and I began corresponding in August of 1975. I was 30 years old, and was the pastor of Temple Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. He had found out that the government was viciously attacking me because of the Biblical message that I was preaching. During the next 2 years I spent as much time in jail as out. The Federal Department of Justice informed me that if I would quit going around the country saying the things that I was saying, then I would not be thrown into jail. I told them that I had to do what God had called me to do, and they could do whatever they had to do. Dr. Smith had experienced this same viciousness and extended his hand of friendship to me. He and his wife Elna invited my wife and I along with our 5 children to visit them in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I asked Dr. Smith if he would mind if we brought a group from our church to see the Great Passion Play at the same time. He graciously consented and we chartered 2 busses, and took about 100 people with us. My wife and I spent a wonderful day with the Smiths, and they even took time to personally meet our whole group. I did not realize how brief this friendship would be, since I would be preaching his funeral in less than 6 months. God opened the door for our meeting, and I am very thankful to have met and known Gerald L.K. Smith no matter how briefly. He was a patriot, prophet, God inspired voice crying in the wilderness, walking in the light and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have built this website to pay tribute to this man of men, and will share those things that he shared with me. Thus is the contents of this page. It is a disgrace that this is the only website dedicated to the memory of a man that fought the “good fight”, "kept the faith", and "finished his course" with a steadfastness and singleness of purpose in mind and spirit. How could a man have done so much except God was with him?

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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Aug. 25, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Sept. 12, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Sept. 23, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Oct. 2, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Oct. 13, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Oct. 21, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Dec. 2, 1975 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Gerald L.K. Smith Letter - Jan. 19, 1976 to Dewey H. Tucker
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Statue of Christ of the Ozarks Arial View
Statue of Christ of the Ozarks Ground View
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The Giant Statue "CHRIST OF THE OZARKS"
On Magnetic Mountain, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
This statue of Christ is the largest in North American, it was created by Gerald L.K. Smith, and it was a gift to the Christian World from The Elna M. Smith Foundation.
The Statue is 7 Stories High with an arm span of 65 feet and weights 2,000,000 pounds. It was completed in 1966, and was sculptured by Emmet Sullivan and Adrian Forrette, Jr.
Gerald L.K. Smith and Elna M. Smith rest at its feet.
Gerald L. K. Smith and Bertrand L. Comparet
Dr. Smith & Mr. Comparet
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Mr. Bertrand L. Comparet is with Dr. Smith. Bertrand was a lawyer to whom God had opened the vast mysteries of His Word. Mr. Comparet became a Bible scholar, and left the Law profession to become a teacher of these scriptural truths. Because of this the two men were drawn together, and remained good friends for decades prior to Dr. Smith's death. I also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Comparet a few years before I met Dr. Smith.
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Dewey H. Tucker and Bertrand L. Comparet
DHT (BT) & Mr. Comparet

Memorial Card from Gerald L.K. Smith Funeral Service
Gerald L.K. Smith and Elna M. Smith Tombstone

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