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Hi I'm Ike Tippetts

I have an MBA, I own a plumbing & air conditioning service business, I lift weights, I cycle, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm married with four children. My wife and I are both returned missionaries. Our kids are wonderful, smart and beautiful human beings. We love our family. They are our greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a father who was a member of the church all his life. My mother converted after they were married. I was baptized at the age of 8. Our family became more active in the gospel by the time I became a teenager. I came to know that the church was true before I served a mission at age 19. As a missionary, my commitment to the church and the teachings of Jesus Christ became a part of who I am.

How I live my faith

Having a calling in the church keeps me busy and involved. Over the years, I've taught Primary and Sunday School and served as a Ward Clerk. I was recently released as the Scoutmaster and 2nd Counselor in the Young Men's Presidency. I taught gospel lessons on Sunday and scouting lessons on Wednesday evenings. Every month I took as many as 20 boys aged 12-13 on a campout to the mountains. Currently, I have a calling to serve in the Elder's Quorum. I learn and grow in the gospel as I serve through my callings. I absolutely enjoy being an active member of the church. I've had so many tremendous experiences.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Ike Tippetts
We go to church at our local meetinghouse each week. We have regular meetings on Sundays including Sacrament Meeting and Sunday School. The girls in our family attend a women's meeting called Relief Society or a young women's meeting. On Wednesday evening, our teenagers attend youth activities at what we call Mutual. The meetinghouse is our local building that in many ways is a central gathering place for church members in our neighborhood. The temple on the other hand has an entirely different purpose. These buildings are far more elaborate than meetinghouses. They're construction is incredibly beautiful and of the finest materials. Anyone who enters the temple must be interviewed to determine worthiness. Only those who qualify may enter the temple. The temple is where certain ordinances are performed that solidify a person's commitment to the gospel and their personal goal of eternal progression. To me, this concept of eternal progression is the most important of all mormon doctrine. I can honestly say that it's my belief in the sole's ability to eternally progress that I'm a mormon. This is why I believe that Mormonism is true! Show more Show less