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Hi I'm Bill

I was born and raised in Texas. I'm a husband and father of four. I'm a lawyer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! Let me take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Bill, and I am a Texan. I am also a Latter-day Saint. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and four beautiful children. I am fortunate to have degrees from two great universities in the State of Texas. I have enjoyed the practice of law for over 10 years and enjoy learning more each day. My hobbies include reading, spending as much as time as possible with my family, and serving in my church and community. I am currently serving as the bishop of my local congregation, which is both challenging and rewarding. I could say more, but will stop there for now.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were introduced to the Mormon faith as adults, and both of them took a leap of faith and were baptized. As a result, I was fortunate to be raised in the Church. However, even "life-long" members like myself must sooner or later come to that moment of decision when they have to answer for themselves which church is true and which path to take. That moment came for me when I was 18 years old. For the first time, I started to seriously read the Book of Mormon and to sincerely pray to know whether it is a true book of scripture as it claims to be. I can honestly say that my prayers were answered and I got my answer it is. At that time in my life, I decided to serve as a missionary for the Church and was sent to the beautiful Pacific islands of Guam and Kosrae. I loved serving and teaching the wonderful Pacific island people and learned much from them about the important things in life -- faith and family. You could say I left Texas a boy and came home a man. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped me to become a better husband and father, but most important of all, a more devoted follower of Jesus Christ. As for me, I know I have chosen the right path.

How I live my faith

The genius of the Church is that it gives its members plenty of opportunities to serve one another. For example, I have taught Sunday School classes for youth and adults, been a Boy Scout leader, and helped with innumerable service projects in the community and for fellow church members. This Church has provided me with opportunities for friendship and service that I do not think I would have experienced elsewhere. The Church has a lay ministry non-professional and non-paid, which means that ordinary people are asked to serve in leadership positions for a time. For the last several years, I have been serving as a Bishop. That means I am the leader over the local congregation of the Church in my city. It is a tremendous responsibility, but I have enjoyed the many opportunities it gives me to help others. Those opportunities are varied and include such things as counseling members with problems, performing weddings, conducting funerals, and giving blessings. I believe that a lifetime of this kind of service will help me to become a better man, husband, father, employee, and ultimately a better follower of Jesus Christ. These are some of the ways I try to live my faith.