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Hi I'm Joey

I grew up in East Los Angeles. I started an entertainment podcast network. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Passion has always been a guiding emotion in my life, whether it be in my music, my writing, or my relationships. I've always been actively engaged in the creative process, from playing guitar and writing music to working on screenplays and other film productions. Beyond my career in film and podcasting, I enjoy playing golf, disc golf and football, as well as cooking and baking. Anything that gives me the opportunity to learn and gain knowledge is awesome.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but as a young man, lost sight of my testimony and became inactive. For almost a decade, I couldn't hear, much less understand, the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Then, after finally realizing how unhappy and alone I felt, I got down on my knees and prayed for answers. Almost immediately, I realized I had known the answers all along, and that I had all the tools and abilities to foster happiness and fulfillment in not just my life, but the lives of those around me. Since then, every day has been a step toward repentance and a greater understanding of my relation ship God and His son Jesus Christ. It's been difficult, but every moment has been worth it, and my testimony has never been stronger. I bear you to you my simple testimony: There are prophets, seers and revelators on Earth today who lead us in the restored gospel of Christ. There is a living God, and his son Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He was born of Mary. He taught in Jerusalem. He atoned for our sins in Gethsemane. He was crucified on Calvary, and was resurrected three days later by the power of the Almighty God. Through his teachings, gospel and ultimate sacrifice, we will never have to feel alone, unloved or forsaken as long as we obey His most important commandment; love one another as we love Him, that all may know we are His disciples. Through this simple act of service, selflessness and love we can achieve wonders and exaltation beyond our hopes and dreams, even eternity in the glorified presence of our Heavenly Father. Beyond all of that, I know with complete confidence that He knows me by name and loves me greater than I could ever imagine, and that He loves you.

How I live my faith

A big part of how I live my faith is by finding opportunities to build up the testimonies of others by actively engaging them in music and discussions about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I like to be involved in my branch's weekly evening lessons and activities, because I feel that through service to one another, we can help fill the perceived voids in our own lives and gain a greater appreciation for our blessings.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Joey
A testimony is a spiritual witness given to an individual by the Holy Ghost. The foundation of a Mormon’s testimony is the knowledge that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus Christ lives, that He is the Son of God, and that He carried out the infinite Atonement; that Joseph Smith is a prophet, which God called to restore Jesus Christ’s church to the earth; that we are led today by a living prophet; and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s Church restored on the earth today. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Joey
All truth comes from God. The innate curiosity of man was a deliberate part of God's plan, and He wants to answer your questions. As long as you sincerely look for help and guidance, He will help you recognize the truth. Pray to him and ask if what you're learning is true. Continue studying and really think on what you've learned. Follow God's commandments so that you may feel close to Him, and remember: He will never send a thunderstorm when a still, small voice will suffice. Learn to quiet yourself so that you may hear the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less