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Hi I'm Malcolm

I'm a husband, father, businessman and a follower of Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, professional, musician, and a follower of Christ. I was blessed to be raised by parents that taught me to live by faith. My parents created an environment in our home that allowed me to discover for myself what I really believed. Upon graduation from High School, I was able to serve a full-time mission in the state of California. After that, I fell in love with a phenomenal woman with which I have built a life over the past 20+ years. We have five beautiful daughters and live a very full and active life. I have been blessed with a great career where I am a senior vice president with a major financial services company. I love to sing and treasure beautiful music. I have struggled with many health problems through the years related to Crohn's disease. I have endured massive dosages of medication and multiple operations. Through all of the pain and suffering, my faith and values have provided an eternal perspective that I choose to live my life by. The gospel of Jesus Christ has given me purpose, strength and the ability to overcome.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that already belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even though I was raised in the Church I had to decide for myself what I truly believed. My parents taught me that I should not and could not rely on the faith of others for my own. I could certainly follow their example but I must determine for myself what I believe. At the age of 16, I decided to find out for myself what was true. I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible and studied teachings of the ancient and modern day Prophets and Apostles. I learned a lot by reading and studying but I struggled as I did not feel it in my heart and soul yet. Over the course of many months I continued to search, study and pray to know the truth. During a particularly difficult time with my parents I was blessed to have a Sunday School teacher that took a personal interest in me. She befriended me and most importantly listened to me. One Sunday I stayed after class to share with her that I had had a very difficult week and was incredibly frustrated by life. In response to my concerns she opened the Bible and read the passage from John 14:18 that changed my life. The passage read, "I will not leave you comfortless I will come to you." In an instant, I felt the sweet confirmation of the Holy Ghost testify to my heart that I was indeed a child of God and was loved. I also realized that all I had been studying and researching was true. It was as if for an instant, I was blessed with a clarity like I had never experienced before. I love the Lord with all my heart and am eternally grateful and indebted to my elder brother Jesus Christ for his sacrifice on my behalf.

How I live my faith

During my tenure in the Church I have had many opportunities to serve within the Church and within the community. A lot of my service has involved music. Directing a choir or leading a congregation in music has brought me great satisfaction personally and has allowed me to praise the Father and the Son through the power of music. I know of no other vehicle than music or fervent prayer that helps me feel closer to my Father in Heaven. I currently serve as the Bishop of our congregation in Northeast Florida. This call to serve has been humbling and has provided me many opportunities to grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally. The values and beliefs that the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us has provided me the parameters with which live my faith. Great freedom comes when one makes a commitment to follow the Savior and then to abide by his teachings. I live my faith by serving, teaching and governing my life according to the values and beliefs that I have committed to uphold.

Are Mormons Christians?

Malcolm
Absolutely, Mormons are Christian!! The very name of the church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shows whose church this is... it is Christ's church. Mormons are followers of Christ -- his teachings, his example, his gospel. To be Christian is to treat others as Christ would treat His flock, with love, respect, kindness and compassion. We worship Christ, we revere Christ, we follow Him, we love Him! Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Malcolm
A Mormon Church is where weekly Sunday services are held as well as weekly events during the week such as Youth Night or basketball practice or Seminary which is an early morning scripture study class for high school age youth. All (member and non-member) are welcome to attend or visit a Mormon Church at anytime. A Mormon Temple is where sacred events, such as weddings or sealings for time and all eternity, take place. Only those members of the church that live according to the commitments they have made may enter this very holy building that is also called the The House of the Lord. You must be a member of the Church and have a recommend to enter the Temple. Show more Show less