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Hi I'm Johnny W. McCoy

My life's journey leads me along trails of hope, tears, love, and faith in Jesus Christ. This I know for sure: God is merciful.

About Me

I enjoy reading, research, learning, writing, history, American policing; being a son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa, friend; athletics and sports. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Administration of Criminal Justice; and a Masters of Arts in Leadership.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose every day to be a Mormon. I came to this commitment after a sincere effort to find out about the truth. My quest has resulted in many spiritual experiences whereby the Holy Ghost bore witness that Jesus Christ lives. He is the One and Only Savior and Redeemer of all of us. He has a glorified body of flesh and bone. He established His church in our time. The holy priesthood was restored through Joseph Smith - a real prophet of God. New witnesses of Christ have been brought forward in The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and writings and teachings of modern day prophets and apostles. All the saving ordinances of eternal life, eternal marriage, and forever families are basic doctrines of Mormonism.

How I live my faith

I fully enjoy the many and varied service opportunities afforded in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. Some of my favorite are working with the youth, living two years in South Africa sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel, participating in the sports program, attending the temple with my wife and children, and volunteering time in helping others in need. I also find tremendous personal satisfaction in being with my family while attending church worship services and religious social activities.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Johnny W. McCoy
Weekly church service is a public place of worship. It is there where baptismal covenants are renewed by reverently and worthily partaking of the bread and water - Sacrament. We sing hymns, pray, and teach one another the words of Christ as found in The Holy Bible, The Book of Mormon, and other scripture. The temple is more a private place of worship reserved for active Mormons who are not perfect, but striving through daily repentance and strict obedience to keep God's commandments. Temple worship involves accepting sacred ordinances requiring the most sincere promises of observance - covenants - necessary for eternal life and forever families. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Johnny W. McCoy
Jesus Christ, the One and Only Son of God to receive from Heavenly Father a divine and holy coronation whereby He conducts the Father's business in "bring[ing] to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39). There is no other beside Him for He is Lord and Savior (Isaiah 43:11, Hosea 13:4, Mosiah 12:34, D&C 76:1). Christ bears the titles of Jehovah, Creator of Worlds, Wonderful, Holy Messiah, Mighty God, Redeemer, Everlasting Father, Advocate, Friend, Prince of Peace. His right to bear all such titles is described throughout the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and by modern prophets and apostles. Jesus Christ reigns as Lord of Lords, King of Kings with majesty and glory forever and ever (Psalms 47:7, 95:3, Jeremiah 10:10) For me, I testify Jesus Christ performs His gracious works of sanctification and justification in a way no one else can ever do for all power and authority is His. He is my living Savior and Redeemer. His justice, mercy, and grace flood over me daily. To know Him, all we must do is do what He asks which is simply "Come unto me" (Matthew 11:28-30, 16:24). Show more Show less