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Hi I'm Jim Smith

I'm a happily married husband and the father of five daughters. I am privileged to be president of PCCA and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Jim and along with being a father of five fabulous daughters, the happy husband of Macquel, President of PCCA, the world's greatest support organization for compounding pharmacies, a fan of Christian Pop/Praise/Worship music, and the owner of a Welsh Pembroke Corgi...I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

The end of my junior year in college I became inspired to read the Bible and to begin a search for the church of Jesus Christ upon the earth as described in the New Testament. My search led me to churches that claimed to be the true church. Oddly, few were bold enough to make this declaration (only three that I could find). I had a mentor in each of those churches who agreed to help me learn about their claim to be the true church of Christ. One church claimed to have been the original church that had authority traceable through history back to the original twelve apostles. Another claimed to obtain its authority from the Bible and that it was trying to mimic the church as organized in the New Testament as nearly as it possibly could and that where the Bible spoke, they spoke, where it did not speak, they did not speak. The third was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) who claimed that Christ organized a church in His time, that it fell away into apostasy as prophesied in the Bible, and that the Church of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth in preparation of Christ's second coming through a prophet at the hand of authorized heavenly messengers. I took studying the claims and teachings of each organization very seriously, putting in many hours of time. The contradictary doctrines and interpretations of scripture left me wondering how anyone could possibly come to a conclusion about truth by comparative study methods. Ultimately I determined that only God Himself could lead me to the answers I sincerely sought and decided to pray for answers. I knelt in prayer one evening, addressed Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ and gained a witness that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind, that the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's authorized church on the earth today. The Holy Ghost has continued to witness these truths to me over the years.

How I live my faith

I have had the privilege of serving as a teacher of youth, as a Scoutmaster for our Church's BSA Troop, as a bishop (pastor) of our congregation and as a minister to families and individuals of our faith in the Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Southwest Houston area. These callings give me a chance to interact with others committed to living the principles Christ teaches and to lifting up my brothers and sisters in their efforts to return to Heavenly Father through Christ. Providing for and teaching my daughters continues to be the greatest opportunity afforded me to learn humility, patience and long-suffering! They've also taught me about the Savior's love and of the value of eternal relationships in Christ. I want to be with my family FOREVER and the restored gospel of Christ teaches me how that is possible. My job is a tremendous outlet for serving others, not in a religious sense, but in the sense of lifting up others and helping them achieve their potential as my spiritual brothers and sisters. I really enjoy helping people become the best they can become. God made us great and I love being a part of or just witnessing others discover that greatness.

What is being a Mormon like?

Jim Smith
Before getting a testimony of our Church, I knew that I could have attented a theological seminary or become a priest to demonstrate I was committed to another church had God led me there. But I had no idea what was required or expected of me when I was led to be a Mormon! The unknown is such a fertile playground for fear and I had all kinds of strange thoughts enter my head about what I might be giving up or what my new lifestyle might entail. Thirty years of being a Mormon have shown me that what's required is that I be the best ME I can be! I've been empowered to do my best to make decisions and to lead a life that makes me happy. Living the principles of the gospel of Christ will truly bring joy. Day to day, I pray, read scriptures, eat, exercise, drive my kids to class, go to work, attend to church and community events, and enjoy my family! We watch movies, go places, visit friends and have a great time whatever we do. Show more Show less