What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Bill

I'm a Tar Heel husband and dad to 4 of the prettiest girls on the planet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Tar Heel husband (to the wisest, most beautiful woman in the world) and father of 4 girls. Although I no longer live in the "Promised Land" of North Carolina, I remain in the heart of the South, close enough to visit all the wonderful pine trees and beaches. I was born to parents who were already members of the LDS Church; in fact, I'm something of an oddity - the 5th generation member with no ties whatsoever to Utah. I did get my chance to spend time in the "Mormon State" though. I was a missionary for two years there. Really weird, right? I thought so too, but it was a suprisingly fantastic and spiritual and fun experience. Now that I'm married with a house full of ladies, I'm often called the "king of queens," which suits me just fine. When I'm not working in technology sales, I enjoy sports (basketball and volleyball mostly), boating on the lake near our home, scuba (my wife is better than me), and boy scouts (hey - a guy has to have SOME guy time, right?). Anyway, I'm a husband, a father, a scouter, and a lifetime Tar Heel, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

As you may have already read, I've been a member of the LDS Church all my life. So were my parents and their parents, going back to my great great grandmother, who was baptized in England before traveling to America. Still, I've had to learn, understand, and accept for myself the value of the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Like just about any Mormon, I've choose my faith over other things more than once. So, why do I remain a devoted member of this Church? Well, that answer is the simplest one you can imagine - because it is His. I don't believe this is the Church of Jesus Christ because I say it is or because it suits me best or becuase it's convenient. I believe it because He told me in prayer. It was a clear, unmistakable "Aha" sort of knowledge that was akin to quenching a thirst. Just a very fulfilling feeling and comfort that was followed by another clear thought - "I know this gospel is His, and I need to abide by it."

How I live my faith

Through the years, I've been blessed to serve in many capacities within the Church. I have regularly been a home teacher, which has given me the opportunity to serve individual families within my ward/congregation by visiting them monthly and assisting with various spiritual or non-spiritual needs. One example from that calling means the world to me. My home teaching partner and I were assigned to visit a young, childless couple who had tried for years to conceive without any luck. My partner and I felt deeply compelled to fast and pray with them for the blessing of a child. It doesn't sound like much, but we did that together, fasting and praying for a day and a night. After years of missing out on the blessing of a child, they conceived that very month. It was a miracle that the Lord let me see first hand. I can't describe the joy I now feel every time I see that little girl with her mom and dad. Another area of service has been related to scouting. I have served the boys and young men in my ward for years now, and part of that service has been to assist them in cub scouts and boy scouts. The ideals of scouting mirror those of the gospel, with a focus on service, moral purity, and the Golden Rule. I've been fortunate to see many of these young men become Eagle Scouts and serve missions for the Church. Mostly though, I've been the luck one - I have grown because I've been around some great kids and scouting leaders. While I've done other things as part of my membership in the Church, the joy is just getting to serve.