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Hi I'm Josh Pulliam

I'm a husband, I'm a father, I'm a survivor of 2 open heart surgeries, I'm an entrepreneur, I'm a coach and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Josh Pulliam and I was born and raised in Southern California. I grew up in a great family and lived in a great area. My life revolved around sports and visiting the beach. I was born with congenital heart disease and living with this diagnosis has shaped my life and how I look at it. At the age of 16, my life was faced with life changing experiences: My parents divorced, I had my first open heart surgery and I started to date my future wife. As life went on I followed her to Arizona to attend college together and not long after that I accepted the gospel of Jesus christ and was baptized and we were married and decided to have and raise our family here as well. After working for some of the largest builders in the nation, Julie and I decided to take on a dream and open our own general contracting firm. At 25 years old this was a blessing, because at 25 I didn't have the fears of failure that we seem to adopt later in our careers. This experience founded my desire to be an entrepreneur, and have since created 5 start up companies since over the years. I have 4 kids whose lives now revolve around family, church and sports. One activity we have as a family is our soccer. All four of our kids play competitive soccer and since I played I went on and got my national licensing to become a coach. I now coach 3 competitive teams and am able to touch so many kids lives and be a positive infuence in kids lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was exposed to the gospel of Jesus Christ through the only thing I would be open to it through---A girl. Julie and I started dating at 16 and I investigated the church for 3 years before I finally commited to being baptized. I never really grew up knowing my Savior and being taught about him. Once I really started looking into the church, alot of people wanted to share their view with me on Mormon's which were rarely accurate. So I did a lot of research myself and really soul searched why I had an interest. There were a few times at the beginning that I had such an awesome feeling come over me as I was learning the gospel, that I wanted to continue learning so I could keep having that feeling. Also the doctrine of eternal families was something that never left my mind especially coming from a divorced family. Finally, everyone I knew that was Mormon just always seemed happy or like the had this special knowledge that I didn't have that brought so much love into their life. Later after I joined the church I realized all these things are just part of being a member of the church of Jesus Christ. On a weekly basis I am surrounded with people who are positive and yet still make mistakes and are striving to become better people all the time. We are human and so we always make mistakes, but we are constantly reminded of God's love for us and that he sent His Son that we might live again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being better today than I was yesterday. I continue to make mistakes in my life, but with the gospel of Jesus Christ I have a better understanding of why I am here and what I want to accomplish with my life. Recently having my second open-heart surgery, I had the experience to really check my life and see where my priorities are. As I sat crying in the waiting room with my family to go in for an 8 hr surgery, life seemed very clear as to what is important. So over the past 2 years I have really tried to allign my life with my beliefs. I coach all of my kids teams which forces hours in the car together to hear about their days. Working with my kids also gives me special opportunities to be involved in so many other kids wonderful lives as well. I even coached high school soccer this past year. I have worked with the young men at church and have been blessed with great examples of these young mens faith over and over. By having our family home evening lessons, scriptures and prayers we are constantly brought closer together and brought closer to our goal of creating an eternal family.