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Hi I'm Thomas Grier

Every good thing in my life is because of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

Although I come from a rich Latter-day Saint heritage, I did not join the Church or participate in religious activity until a teenager. During high school, I had a number of good friends and mentors who took the time to show me the importance of living a Christ-centered life. I served a two-year mission in Boise, Idaho. During that time, I grew rapidly and had many testimony building experiences. After my mission, I married a second-grade teacher and quickly began a family. Currently, I am a lawyer, consultant, and professor in Mesa, Arizona. I participate in local politics, serve on local charitable boards, and do my best to be a valuable citizen. Most importantly, I believe in being honest and doing good. I also love the world of sports, particularly college and professional football. I hold degrees from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Arizona State University.

Why I am a Mormon

Aside from truly believing in the message, I find being a Mormon makes me personally happy. Also, I have had many personal religious experiences, which have contributed to my growth and testimony of the truthfulness of the Mormon message. I find comfort in reading the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Most importantly, being a Mormon helps me be a better husband and father to my two children. Mormonism is a religion where the family unit is the center. I find comfort in knowing that God is looking out for my family.

How I live my faith

It is very important to me to make my religious experience a personal journey. First and foremost, I desire to be a better husband, father, and citizen through Christ and his Gospel. I strive to accomplish these goals through daily betterment, working on developing Christ-like habits. I do not judge my progress by comparing my life to others, but find joy in making personal progress. I find the key to being a good person is found in being honest in all your dealings while spending time serving others.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Thomas Grier
Although I have some deep personal beliefs about political philosophy and religion, being a Mormon does not mean you have to ascribe to a particular political party. I think C.S. Lewis said it best, speaking on the historical figures Catholic Thomas Moore and the Anglican William Tyndale: "Both of them seem to me most saintly men... [yet] what racks and astounds me [is that] their disagreement seems to me to spring not from their vices nor from their ignorance but rather from their virtues and the depths of their faith, so that the more they were at their best the more they were at variance." Politics is about making the world a better place and faithfulness can generally be found in all political parties. Show more Show less