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Hi I'm John Greene

I am a family man, a business man, an author, and a musician. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband of 37 years, a father of three and, with my wife, an empty-nester. My wife is Korean, a self-employed retail store owner and a genuine talent in the kitchen. I am a self-employed independent insurance agent and a former member of the Board of Selectmen in our town. I was a professional pop/rock musician in my younger years and continue to play my guitars often. I have had a keen interest in the Constitution and the principles of government upon which our nation was founded. My book, "Walking in Darkness at Noonday," is the result of my passion for truth with regard to correct principles of government.

Why I am a Mormon

I went from being a Catholic in my youth, to an agnostic in my twenties. I had a sacred experience when I was 30 which evaporated my agnosticism in a matter of days. I began searching for the truth, first by purchasing a Bible and reading it voraciously. I had a profound experience with the Bible and knew it was true. Two years later I hired a plumber who turned out to be a Mormon. I liked him, and when he asked me if I would like to learn more about the Church, I agreed. He brought two missionaries to my home who gave me a Book of Mormon and taught me. Because of the experience I had with the Bible, they were certain I would have the same experience with the Book of Mormon. To their great consternation, I didn't. After four weeks of lessons with the missionaries and reading the Book of Mormon, I had no sure testimony of the things they had taught me. I didn't know if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I didn't know if the Book of Mormon was the word of God. But one of those good young men was inspired to ask me if anything they had taught me was in conflict with the things I already knew to be true. I had to admit that, no, I saw no conflict. He then asked, then is there any logical reason why you shouldn't be baptized and become a member of the Church? There was no logical reason. On the day I was baptized in 1977, I still had no testimony of any of the things they had taught me. I had no interest in being a member of a church which represents itself as being the true Church of Jesus Christ unless it was everything it had been represented to be. And I fully intended to walk away from the Church if I ever learned that it was not true. Today I have a certain knowledge that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God; that the Church is led by a living prophet today; that the Book of Mormon is the word of God; and that the Church is truly the Church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a co-founder of an organization in my community which video tapes Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance meetings in our town and then broadcasts them on community access TV. I have held many different positions of responsibility in the Church as a teacher and as a leader. The Church is a church of love and service. I and another brother are responsible for watching over and serving five member families whom we visit in their homes at least monthly. These opportunities to serve as under shepherds of the Lord teach us much about the pure love of Christ. We take our callings as ministers to one another very seriously. Each calling I have held over the years has helped me to become a better husband, father, friend, and Christian. I consider that I have a long way yet to go, but I marvel at how far the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

John Greene
I love the humanitarian work of the Church around the world. Years ago the Church began manufacturing Atmit, a specially prepared mild porridge used to revive malnourished children and the elderly in famine stricken areas of the world such as Ethiopia. Water wells are built in areas where clean water is scarce. Prosthetics, eye glasses, wheel chairs and other basic needs are also provided in many areas of the world. The Church stands ready to respond quickly to disasters wherever they occur. Humanitarian missionaries serve at their own expense. When I contribute to Humanitarian Services, I know that 100% of my donation will go to bless the needy. To me, this is the way charitable service to our brothers and sister should be done. Show more Show less