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Hi I'm Steve

I am, as many would say, "a Mormon". I am a professional musician and a school teacher.

About Me

Maybe you are like me: I grew up on a farm and ranch, but also I grew up participating in sports and an insatiable love of music. Both were fostered in my home, but my parents knew that there had to be a balance in life between work, education, recreation and Church. Though all are a part of my life as a married adult, I have excelled in music. In fact I have two college degrees in music. I even married an opera singer; which is ironic since I still enjoy playing in a professional rock and roll band with three other leaders from my Church. When I'm not being a Church leader, I work with children of poverty during the day. I am also a founding member of two charities that help children in poverty obtain musical instruments. Though these are rewarding, sometimes I need to get away and be alone to ponder and pray. The Temple is my favorite place to do that, but I have been known to do the same thing while sailing. Maybe you are like me.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I could no longer deny the truth. The example set by a number of youth, their parents, and other individuals (in a city that I had just moved to) had me speaking positively of their hard work, ethics, and moral standards. To my surprise, I would later learn that they all had something in common. They were all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a bitter pill to swallow since I was raised to fear, distrust, and despise "Mormons". I wrestled with the new found truth for sometime. The Spirit impressed upon me this revelation and I could not deny it. Eventually, two young missionaries from Utah visited with me and went through the lessons one by one without any objections. All were valid truths revealed to me. Not long afterwards, I was baptized into a small branch of "Saints". As an adult joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I had some catching up to do, however my parents teaching me of the Gospel gave me a solid foundation in which build.

How I live my faith

People know of my Faith because they see me serve others: The Elderly, The Sick, The Poor, The Neglected, The Abused, The Challenged, and The Forgotten. It is also my honor to serve the Lord and His children; especially the Youth of The Church. In the short time I have been a member, there is only a few leadership positions that I have not held at one time or another. For my diligence, my wife and I are greatly blessed.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

It is true! Jesus Christ, the literal Son of God, appeared to many people after his mortal death on the cross. There are many witnesses. The New Testament records it. The Book of Mormon records it. Prophets have written about appearances. Many other Churches also tell of Jesus' appearances through the centuries. Simply, Jesus Christ can do what he wants to do. If he wants to appear to the Jews, he can. If he wants to appear to the gentiles, he can. Children of God were and are scattered across the face of the Earth. The Savior of the World includes all these children where ever they may be. Who are we as mortals to declare that Jesus Christ could not and would not appear to people of the Earth when he certainly can and will? For God so loved the world! Show more Show less