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Hi I'm Terry Metheny

I'm married to Nancy and we have five married children, seven grandchildren and two more on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked for the same pharmaceutical company for 33 years and hope to be able to continue for a few more years before hanging it up. I have always liked sports, having played baseball, basketball, and golf in high school and golf for my college team. My father was a big supporter. He took me golfing with him, played baseball with me, and coached my teams when I was younger. He and my mother were my biggest fans. I lost my father unexpectedly when he was only 53. Nancy and I had been married only nine months at the time and she was eight months pregnant with our first child. It turned out that our son was born just a month later on what would have been my father's 54th birthday. I had a very strong impression that my father and my son had an opportunity to get acquainted with each other in that month immediately following my father's death and preceding my son's birth. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife who loves me and five children (one son and four daughters) who are all happily married. We also have seven grandchildren and two more on the way. I remember praying frequently that my children would all be blessed with great spouses and happy families, and I feel those prayers have been answered. I am an outdoors person and particularly enjoy playing golf when I have time to do so. Nancy and I look forward to serving a full-time mission for the Church after we retire.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of goodly parents who raised me in the Methodist/United Methodist Church and taught me good values and principles. I also was blessed to know all four of my grandparents and to have their influence in my life. While attending college, I felt that I had reached a sort of plateau in my spiritual life even though I attended church every Sunday. I had started dating the girl whom I would eventually marry and whom I first met in high school. I discovered that she was a Mormon and I began asking her questions about what Mormons believe. She invited me to attend a Mormon church service with her one Sunday and to experience a Mormon worship service first-hand. I was impressed with the friendliness of the members, but most of all, I remember feeling very comfortable and very much at ease. I liked the focus on the Savior and I was impressed that the members themselves all had roles and responsibilities in the church as there was no paid professional clergy. After investigating the church for six months, I decided to become a member. That was some 35 years ago. Looking back after all of those years, I am thankful for all the blessings that I have received and for the additional light and knowledge I have acquired concerning our Heavenly Father's plan and purpose for us, His children. I know that our Savior, Jesus Christ, lives and that he died to save us from our sins. Our Heavenly Father loves all of His children and wants each of us to return to live with Him after this earth life. He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, who came to this earth and took upon himself the sins of the world so that all might have the opportunity to be saved from their sins. I know that we must repent of our sins and follow Him, and do our best to keep His commandments in order to gain eternal life with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was baptized, I have held a "calling" (position) in the church. I currently serve as Bishop of our congregation. As Bishop, I am responsible for the spiritual and temporal welfare of everyone who lives within the boundaries of my ward. I have served in this capacity for four years. I have also served as a Bishop on two previous occasions in other wards where I have lived. I have always tried to set a good example by trying to follow Christ and keep His commandments. I have also tried to be a good father for my children and a good husband to my wife. Being a Mormon has helped me be a better father and husband. I am grateful for all the wonderful leaders in the Church throughout the years that have taught me how to be a better husband, father, and person. I am grateful for their examples of faithfulness and how they have endured and remained true and faithful throughout their lives. I hope to be able to do the same.