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Hi I'm Jeff

I flew the C-5 Galaxy all over the world during Desert Storm and my Air Force career. I am a cancer survivor and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Canton, Ohio and lived most of my youth in Warren, Ohio. I did not know anything about the Mormon religion until a met a beautiful young lady while I was attending the United States Air Force Academy. I married that young lady and we have been happily married for 33 years. I graduated from the Academy and flew T-38 trainers as an instructor and then the C-5 heavy transport. After my Air Force career I flew as a pilot for United Air Lines for 22 years. I am proud to have a wonderful wife and 4 beautiful daughters. I have 6 grandchildren with one more on the way. I was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago. After numerous failed chemo attempts I had a stem cell transplant which saved my life. I am cancer free now enjoying life, my wife, children and grandchildren. Heavenly Father has blessed me richly.

Why I am a Mormon

I converted to the Mormon religion when I was 32 years old. I had been attending church with my Mormon wife for several years. We had just moved, had a new job and were going through a stressful period. I asked to take the missionary discussions. I had read the Book of Mormon before but not with sincere intent. I was now ready to read it seriously and now knew that it was the truth and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was baptized and have been a member for 23 years now. The trials that I have been through have strengthened my testimony of prayers, Priesthood blessings and that Christ the master healer can help us though and tribulation. I am not sure how I would have handled cancer and coming close to death without the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to keep our Heavenly Father's commandments. I try to be a loving husband, father and grandfather. I volunteer to help counsel others that are battling cancer. I have served in many positions in the Church during my free time for no pay. I am currently serving as a clerk responsible for the Church records of approximately 3000 members. There is no greater joy than serving well within a family first, the Church second, and community third. It gives one a real sense of accomplishment, while at the same time providing for the spiritual and temporal needs of others.