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Hi I'm Gary

I was bone and raised in Arizona, educated as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and I am a 5th generation Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona, our family being members of the LDS or Mormon church for 5 generations. I served a church mission in the New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont. After my mission I attended Eastern Arizona College and The University of Arizona. After graduating fro the U of A I attended Dental School at Washington University in St Louis. I then completed residencies at the University of Florida, and then at the University of Pennsylvania receiving my certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1990. My wife and I have 3 boys. The oldest has served a mission in New Hampshire and is married and attending dental school this fall. Our second son served his mission in Cambodia, speaking Vietnamese and will be attending law school this fall. Our third son is a cancer survivor and has finished his first year of college and is waiting for his mission call. I have been in private practice for 23 years. I love treating patients and flying.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into the LDS faith like any other faith doesn't make one understand the teachings or accept the teachings or beliefs that you grow up with. Like every other Mormon born into the church I had to find out for myself that the Church was true. To that end I read the Book of Mormon, studied the Bible and prayed for a witness of the truth of what I was reading and studying. I testify that I know that this Church is true, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth in these the latter days and that prophets of God are on the earth today receiving instruction for you and me to be able to return and live with Him some day. I know that my family can be together forever, and you too can know these things and feel the joy of knowing that your family can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I currently serve the ward as the Mission Leader, the person responsible to help the full time missionaries assigned to the ward and getting the members to assist in missionary work in the community. I try to live my faith every day by setting an example to my employees and patients, being kind and compassionate.