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Hi I'm Jack Kirk

I am married and a father of four and grandfather of six. A convert at 17. I am a Mortgage Banker and a Realtor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy my family of four adult children and six grandchildren. My wife and I work together as we own a mortgage company and real estate office. She allows me to be the boss till 5:30PM each day. We both enjoy similiar hobbies including Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) where we assist our community in emergency communications. We both hold General Class licenses. We enjoy hosting large youth events for our Stake at our home. In fact this past June we had 148 young people at our home for a Luau. We enjoy the outdoors including Jeeping.

Why I am a Mormon

In 1971 my Father and I were introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by a member of the Church who worked with my Father. We were searching for something to bring meaning at that time. My parents were separated at the time and my father and I were living together. My father was Protestant and my mother Roman Catholic. I had attended the Catholic Church, Lutheran Church and Christian Youth organizations such as Young Life. When we attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the first time I felt very comfortable. I was shy at that time in my life but the youth were very friendly to me. Within three months of this initial visit my father and I joined the Church. This influence assisted my parents to come back together. About three and a half years after joining I served a mission in South Carolina and Georgia. This was a great experience. Since then I married my wife in the Oakland Temple and have raised my family in the Church. My understanding of our savior Jesus Christ I have learned through reading and pondering the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon and through the words of living Prophets and Apostles as well as local leaders and teachers have been a great comfort to me. I have a personal and meaningful relationship with my Savior. This influence assists me in my personal relationships as well as my business endeavors. The health codes that I live, including eating balanced meals, not smoking or drinking alcohol has been very helpful to me. Recently I had a situation that required surgery. My body healed very quickly and I know that living the health code that we call the "Word of Wisdom" was one of the reasons I am healing so quickly.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunity to serve. Serving others allows us to share our relationship that we have with Jesus Christ. I have served in our community and in the youth programs of our Church. These include Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouting and am currently serving as a Unit Commissioner in a local Boy Scout Council. My wife and I still enjoy hosting youth events at our home for our Ward and Stake. I currently serve in our Stake Young Mens Presidency. We serve as volunteers in our local ARES group (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) where I serve as President of our group. I have served in the past as an elected school board trustee in a local school district. I have served as a missionary in my youth and plan to do so again with my wife (and buddy). We attend our Church meetings on Sunday and attend the Temple in Oakland and work to have a good meaniful relationship with each other and our adult children and son and daughters in law. I work at keeping my testimony of Jesus Christ alive by seeking the good things of life, enjoying good hobbies that I can involve others in, reading the scriptures (the New Testament right now) and serving others through my business relationships and Church assignments.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jack Kirk
I personally want to be a Christian in my actions, my thoughts and in how I treat others. I look for ways to provide Christian service each day. Some days and weeks I do a better at it than other days as I am a work in progress. I am trying and striving to follow the Savior. It helps when I start the day reading in the scriptures. What do you do to be a better Christian? Show more Show less