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Hi I'm Steve Bingham

I'm a husband and father. I love playing and writing music, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I'm a dad, been married for 30 years and have 5 children. I love music. I have been playing guitar for over 50 years. I'm a songwriter and even play a little bit of banjo. I have been working in an automobile salvage yard for over 20 years so I know a lot about wrecked cars! Before being married, playing music took me to different parts of the country and even the world. I played in a bluegrass band up in Las Vegas for a short time, but also worked as a disc jockey for an FM radio station in South America, doing a country music program with all the talk in between songs in Spanish, if you can imagine that. It was fun! I served for 3 years in the Marine Corps spending most of my time in Northern Japan. I settled down finally and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 23 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 22 years old, I could tell that something was missing in my life, something significant. So I began a search for what I would hope would be the truth. I felt that if I could find it, that void I was feeling could possibly be filled. I read books from different religions and I began to pray with real intent that God would help me to find what it was I was looking for. As I continued to look for books to read, I remembered that my father had a Book of Mormon at my parent's house. I retrieved that book and took it back to where I was staying and began reading. I had only begun to read the first few chapters of that book when I found that I was experiencing a feeling of peace and well being that I had never experienced to that degree before in my life. I really didn't understand what it was that I was feeling, but it was such a pleasant, peaceful experience that I continued to read. It was just a few months later that I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was best thing that I could have ever done. It did fill that void I was feeling! I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that families can and should be forever families. This knowledge and understanding has given purpose to my life and motivates me to do the best I can to live the principles of the gospel. . Life has it challenges, disappointments, and sometimes heartache, but life is good and we have been blessed in many ways.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me many opportunities to serve. Most of those opportunities have put me outside my comfort zone, but as I have perservered and done the best I could, growth and experience has come into my life. I currently serve with two other men and together the three of us preside over several congregations numbering about 3500 members. Serving in this capacity has kept me busy, but it has been so rewarding to be involved in people's lives, strengthening faith and giving encouragement and hope. I think the most important way that I try to live my faith is by trying to be a good husband and father. There is no church assignment that is more important than that. No matter what else I do in the church, family is the first priority. Our church teaches that, and I am glad they do. As one of our church leaders said---"no other success can compensate for failure in the home."