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Hi I'm Rick Marshall

Hi, I'm Rick Marshall, and I'm a Mormon. I grew up in California and have lived in Colorado for 30 years.

About Me

That's my wife, Kathy, of 37 years in the photo. We met at an H. Salt Fish and Chips store in 1970 owned by Harman's. We work for Harman's KFC for the next 15 years. Then one day I was looking in the paper and there was and ad for stand up comedians. Since I was always the MC and funny guy at company funtions, I went to downtown Denver to the Comedy Club and gave it a shot. I was hooked and about 8 months later found myself on a morning radio show on Q103. I made the big jump and spent the next 24 years on the radio. About 17 of those were on Denver's Oldie Station KOOL 105. My big claim to fame is doing impressions and I even won $10,000 on America's Funniest People in 1990. Kathy and I have 5 children and 12 grand children. For us Family is evrything.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". I grew up in a Christain home and we went to which ever church was closet to our home. We moved around a lot so I went to the 1st Christian Church, Methodist, & Lutheran church. I always had questions and never was satisfied with the answers. When I was 18, I met Kathy and she was Mormon. Not only that but most of the people that where working for Harnan's KFC were also Mormon. I started asking questions and to my surprise they had answers! I took me a year and a few sets of missionaries to make my decision. I have never looked back. I was the first in my family and soon after my 3 brothers and Mother jioned the Church. I love the doctrine of my church. I love the people, but most of all I love my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel is something I strive to do everyday. Hopefully I keep improving. As a member of thie Mormon church I have had many opportunities to be of service to others. I have had many duties such as teaching the youth and leadership responsibilities. Ours is a lay church. What that means is that no one is paid, we all do are part. That was one of the things that drew me to this chucrh. Not even the Bishop is paid. Besides attending Church each week we have a Temple close by in Denver that we try to attend each week. I also have familes that I watch over each month. This may sound like quiet a commitment, but it brings real meaning into my life.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Rick Marshall
Excellent question. This was one of my first questions when I heard about baptisms for the dead. The answer is inspiring. You see many people who have lived on the earth since the begining did not have an opportunity to hear the gospel or the "Plan of Salvation. I like to call it the "Plan of Happiness". Jesus said that in order for anyone to enter Heaven they must be Baptised. Of course He was even Baptised. So in the Temples we can be baptised for our ancestors that never heard the true gospel. In the spirit world they and accept this ordinance and progress on. I remember a missionary told me a story that happened on his mission. He was having a discussion with a minister of another faith who professed the "Good News" . The missionary ask the minister what he thougt would happen to all the people that lived in the world but were not baptised? The minister said that they would all go to hell! My missionary freind said "That sounds like bad news to me". Show more Show less