What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Jeff Beasley

I grew up in south Alabama and have always been curious about the world around me. I love life and living and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my sweetheart, Nancy who grew up in Venezuela. We have been blessed with two wonderful children who we adore. I love to solve puzzles and this naturally led me to loving math and science. I also grew up tinkering with radios and putting science kits together. That's why I am a electrical engineer today and work in the protection and control of large bulk power systems. I love being able to take difficult designs and make them work. Learning has not always been easy for me but I persevered through high school and college as I took difficult subjects such Calculus, Differential Equations, Statics, Dynamics and other math or engineering courses. I was blessed to have so many people who helped me along the way. Therefore, my joy is to take what I know and use it for the benifit of others. If I can teach or help others to understand math or science and that it can be fun and useful then my day has been successful. I also love to spend time wth my family and see my kids grow and develop into wonderful people. It is hard work and porbably the most difficult thing I have ever undertaken in my life but it is also the most rewarding. It even tops my work!

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in the Mormon faith but I always knew that my spiritual life was important. I still remember sitting at my grandmother's knee while she taught me the words of Christ. She would also read me the stories of the Old Testament about Adam, Moses, Joshua, Daniel and Elija. I recognized these men as prophets and wondered why we did not have such men around today. When the missionaries first stopped by my door and I invited them in, they spoke about how modern day prophets existed today and spoke for God today. I must admit I was quite skeptical at first, but as I studied their words and their testimonies of the divenity of Jesus Christ I knew I must at least study further. I read the Book of Mormon and could sense the truth of it's message that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ and that we can get answers to prayers if we will but have faith and ask with a sincere heart. I spoke to other members, met with many leaders and attended many of their meetings. The more I lived around these people, the more I was able to feel their sweet spirit and their own testimonies of Christ. I wanted to have what they had. I wanted to be part of this church.

How I live my faith

I am currently overseeing the Sunday School of my ward. I love this responsibility because it gives me a chance to teach the next generation about the scriptures, about Christ and about prophets, just like my grandmother did so many years ago. I am greatful for Christ and for his sacrafice which he did for me and my family. We all make mistakes, especially me. To know that through Christ I can be forgiven for my sins brings peace to my heart each day. Paul sums up my feelings quite well when he wrote to the members in Corinth so many years ago, "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." (2 Corinthians 9:15). The gift of Christ and his love he gives me each day makes all the difference in my life.