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Hi I'm Bill

I am a young professional working in beautiful southeast Texas. I am a husband and father of two wonderful children.

About Me

I am a father of two amazing children and the husband of a beautiful and patient wife. I am the City Planner for a small town east of Houston and love what I do. I am excited about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and love to share what I think/feel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with a long history of being LDS. Being a member of the Church blesses my life in ways that are exceptional and dramatic, if subtle and quiet. The knowledge of who I am, of my relationship to the Divine, and the potential for me and my family affects everything I do. Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints touches everything I am, from the clothes I wear to the food I eat to the way I speak and think and feel. It is a blessing and a privilege to belong to this great organization - like a big, global family.

How I live my faith

I am the bishop of a ward here in Baytown, Texas. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve. I love (!) my interactions with the youth, adults, and especially children.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

When a person knows the will of God and chooses to disobey this is called sin. Sin separates us spiritually from God. This separation is spiritual death, in the same way that the separation of our spirits from our bodies is physical death. The atonement of Christ is the act of a merciful and loving elder Brother that allows us to overcome the effects of these problems, bridging the gap between man and God. We can become clean of our sins through His grace and blood. It sanctifies us and makes us worthy to stand again in the presence of God, clean, pure, and unashamed. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

The authority to performa a baptism is important because God's house is a house of order. The comparison I have frequently heard employed is that of a driver's license. One may be able to drive, and may even have a slip of paper stating so. But unless that paper is from an authorized source, it will not be recognized as being valid. Show more Show less