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Hi I'm Greggory DeVore

I am a convert to the Church, I am a physician, I am a father of 7 and grandfather of 18. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a physician, specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. I trained at Yale University and have pioneered work in ultrasound evaluation of the fetal heart. I have traveled throughout the world teaching physicians about fetal ultrasound. I am currently a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at a major medical school in Southern California. I was National Chairman for Physician Policy for the Romney campaign in 2012. I have created iPhone and iPad applications for physicians as well as the religious community. I have a wonderful wife, seven children, and 18 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first introduced to the Mormons by my best friend as a youth when he invited me to a Church dance. I met some wonderful young women who were "different" than other high school friends. I asked how I could meet these girls again. He invited me to Church the next day. I attended the services and learned for the first time about Joseph Smith. I thought the story of the first vision was different, but I was intrigued by the claims. I met the missionaries who asked me if I would be baptized if I knew that the Joseph Smith story were true. I responded by saying that if God the Father and Jesus Christ really appeared to Joseph Smith, then I had better pay attention to the message. However, I was skeptical. When I read the statement at the end of the Book of Mormon in which Moroni stated that after reading the book one should pray and ask God if the book were true, I thought, "Why not?" It seemed to me that if the Book of Mormon were a farce, then God should surely let me know. However, if the story were accurate, I would also know that as well. As I read the Book of Mormon I kept asking myself, "Could Joseph Smith have written this book, or did he translate it as claimed?" It became obvious that he could not have written the book. I attended Church, Seminary and all the Church activities for over a year. My parents objected, and did not want me to become a Mormon. One evening my mother asked me again if I wanted to join the Church. If so, she and my father would reluctantly give their permission. I called the missionaries and was baptized the next evening before they could change their minds. I have two brothers, Jim and Steve. Both later joined the Church and are active members. Looking back on the decision I made over 50 years ago, I realize that this was the most important decision I made in my life because it taught me eternal principles about my Father in Heaven, His son Jesus Christ, and my place in the "Eternal Family." What I know, I cannot deny!

How I live my faith

I have had many wonderful experiences following my conversion to the Church as a young high school student. I served a mission in France and Switzerland in the 1960's. As a result of this experience, I had the desire to become a doctor. I did my pre-med studies at Brigham Young University, medical school at the University of Utah, internship, residency and fellowship at Yale University. During my time at Yale I learned that as a physician I could also serve in the Church, even thought I had little free time. While at Yale I served as an Elder's Quorum President, High Priest Group Leader, and a member of the Stake High Council. These experiences forged a commitment that I made at that time that I would always serve in the Church when asked. In subsequent years I have served in many capacities that include a member of the High Council in several stakes, Sunday School teacher, Bishop, and currently as an executive secretary for an Area Seventy in southern California. In addition, I work with the Glendale Religious Leaders Association of southern California and represent the LDS church working with clergy from the Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Muslim, Bahi, Seventh-day Adventists, and other denominations. Because I have actively participated in Church assignments throughout my career, it has helped me in my professional and private life to better serve others, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Greggory DeVore
Every day I evaluate the unborn child with ultrasound. I see the development from the embryonic to the fully developed stages of life before birth. I marvel at the complexities of development as I watch this unfold. When I think about the genetic code and how intricate and predictable it is acting as the building blocks of life, I can come to no other conclusion that there is a God who was the master designer of the world we live in. Show more Show less