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Hi I'm Hoyt

I grew up in North Georgia and live with my loving wife next door to a son and his family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I live next door to our older son and his family. After serving as a Baptist Minister for several years, I was introduced to the restored gospel through my son and his family. Having always been in church, our faith in Christ made this transition very easy. We still believe all that we always did plus more. I currently drive a school bus for the county school system. My wife and I have two children and seven grandchildren plus one great grandchild. Our lives could not be better right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Baptist church. My dad was a minister. My mom taught all the young people classes all the time. We lived two houses from the church. Every time the doors of the church opened, we were there. That was just expected. I joined the Baptist church when I was nine years old and was baptized and was always active in the church. I studied the scriptures because I love to read. I’ve always loved to read, and I read all though the scriptures – the Old Testament, the New Testament in the Bible and the more I read and the more I studied, the more I knew that in my life the Lord had something for me. I knew that my life would revolve in the church. It just all fit and all felt right. But I let it stay at that. After Polly and I married, we steadily went to church, but my church never really totally satisfied me. I always felt that I had something else that I needed to do. As a Christian and being raised as a Christian, I knew that since the Lord had something special for me that I had to find what that was and do it. At that time, I felt the Lord was calling me to a minister. The religion that I knew was the Baptist, and I approached the church and said that I felt that God had called me to be a minister. I was ordained into the Baptist ministry. I served for several years. In the later years I felt that something was missing from what I had. I was later introduced to the restored gospel and found the missing parts. Since accepting the church as it was in the days that Christ placed it on the earth my family has been extremely happy.

How I live my faith

I have served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints now for a few years in various assignments and now am serving as 1st. Counselor to a marvelous President in the local Branch. My wife and I have had several different callings that has allowed us to work in a variety of ways. We are very happy with our church family and love it very much.