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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a husband, father, grandfather, and CEO. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Southern California with my wife and youngest daughter and we have been members of the Church all of our lives. We have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. I like to ski, run marathons and be with my family. In fact family is the most important thing in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

The simplest answer is because I believe this religion to be true. In my heart of hearts, I believe that Jesus Christ stands at the head of this Church and directs it today. I believe that God has always spoken to his children through a chosen prophet, as in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and I believe that he speaks to his children today in the same way - through a modern-day prophet.

How I live my faith

We attend a congregation in our community with really great people. Sunday is our day of worship. We attend our Church worship meetings, spend time with the family, and try to be of service to others. In our family we try to make our home a safe place where we can have fun, talk to each other, and pray together. We try our best to follow Jesus Christ.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Kevin
I suppose that new and different things have always been a challenge for some. It seems possible that the New Testament Christians might also have been called a cult: they were few in number, taught new, or at least different, doctrines and were lead by strong, charismatic leaders (a study of the early apostles like Peter or Paul bears this out). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called the Mormon church) follows the teachings of Jesus Christ as contained in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. We do not worship our founding prophet (Joseph Smith) or our current prophet (Thomas S. Monson). We teach that men are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrice on the cross and that as we strive to follow Him and keep His commandments, that redemption becomes personal. If others persist in defining the Church as a cult, in spite of our rather obvious Christian beliefs and doctrines, then we will simply have to agree to disagree. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kevin
Mormons do not practice polygamy. For a brief period of time in the 1800's the Church practiced a limited version of the Biblical practice of plural marriage. In fact, my wife and I both are descendants from some of the early Mormon pioneer families that had more than one wife. The practice was stopped in the late 1800's and today, no one practicing polygamy is permitted to be a member of the Church. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kevin
We study and worship from the Holy Bible. We believe it contains the word of God as received by inspired prophets throughout the Old and New Testament times and locations. As Peter taught, we believe that "holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost" and that this became the Bible that we have today. I study the Bible frequently. I have read it cover to cover several times. I particularly enjoy studying from the Old Testament as it teaches about the coming of Christ. Show more Show less