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Hi I'm Keith Thurgood

I grew up travelling all across the world. Retired as a Major General and am now a CEO. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love serving the Nation and making a difference in the lives of our Families and Soldiers. I've had the opportunity to lead these great Soldiers in combat and recently retired as a Major General (2-Star). I've also had the opportunity to lead several large for-profit companies as a CEO, and here's what I've learned: leaders make a difference at every level of the organization; integrity in leaders is the core of effective leadership; we grow when we serve. I've got five children and 8 grand children spread all across the United States. I enjoy traveling, reading history books and working with youth.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in Christ. I'm a Mormon because I know of no other organization that claims to have all the restored priesthood authority to conduct saving ordinances. I'm a Mormon because of the fruits of service. I'm a Mormon becasue of the completness of the doctrine, themes and activites, that combined create a holtistic and compreshensive view of the why I am on this earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in the young men's program, specifically with the Venture Scouts. I wouldn't say that I'm a "perfect" example by any stretch of the imagination, but everyday striving leads to everyday execllence....everyday and every interaction trying to be an example of what right looks like.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Keith Thurgood
I believe that we can be forgiven of our sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I'm often asked if I believe in "grace" as a saving principle. To this I answer with a solid "yes." We are saved by grace after all we can do. What can we do ? Because no amount of “good works” can pay the debt or meet the demands of justice, we must show our appreciation for the wonderful gift of the atonement by acts of obedience, service, and striving to develop the attributes of Christ. I know my Heavenly Father loves me even when I make wrong choices. I can get back on the right track and be forgiven of my sins. We have a Savior who loves us (John 3:16). Christ, as a personal Savior, suffered for my sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross so that when I repent, I can be forgiven and become more like Christ....our ultimate goal (Matthew 5:48 and Book of Mormon, Mosiah 4:6). Show more Show less