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Hi I'm James Glenn Rowland

I am a husband and father of 3 wonderful children. I grew up in San Diego, California and currently live in Fort Payne, Alabama.

About Me

I am a U.S Army veteran (3rd SFG) and enjoy basketball, hiking and spending quality time with my wife and kids. I am a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and did graduate studies at UMD College Park. I work at Heil Environmental in Fort Payne, Alabama and enjoy my job even though the hours are long. I studied electrical engineering and telecommunications.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion was very easy. I spent a long time in my youth looking for something I didn't know. I was looking for answers on just what my purpose in life was. Why am I here, who am I, does it really matter? All of those questions were answered when I decided to let Heavenly Father answer them. All I had to do was listen. My family was converted at the same time and my parents, myself, and my 2 sisters were baptized on the same day January 7th, 1996 in Chino Valley, Arizona.

How I live my faith

I do as much as possible to show others who I am rather than tell them. I believe that helping others is the greatest way to show love for Jesus Christ and all that was done for us. I abstain from things that are harmful to my body or my spirit and encourage others to do the same. I express my love for my fellow man without judgement. I encourage others to see the good in people rather than always looking for faults. Once we begin to see others the way our Heavenly Father does, all prejudice and misconceptions fade away

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

James Glenn Rowland
We are often nicknamed Mormons because of the Book of Mormon. We refer to ourselves as "Latter-Day Saints" and the official name for the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

James Glenn Rowland
Pornography is one of the worst diseases we face in our time. It is a silent killer of marriages and families and harms more souls than can be counted. In order to stop it's spread, we must make ourselves and others aware of what it is. It is the very embodiment of Satan's plan to destroy the family. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

James Glenn Rowland
None whatsoever. The church states that any worthy male may hold the priesthood. We do not discriminate in any way based on color. My first Elders Quorum president was in fact, black and a great man at that. Show more Show less