About this website

This website exists to teach and answer questions about the basic beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church). It also exists to provide hope and direction for people looking to come unto Jesus, who ultimately are looking for more purpose and peace in their lives.

It is not a comprehensive website, as the Mormon Church has many teachings and much doctrine about the Savior; but it is my intention to cover the most important tenets and beliefs of the Church. BasicMormonBeliefs.com is not a website sponsored by the Mormon Church and does not necessarily represent the views of the Mormon Church or its leaders.

About me

Originally born in Ogden, Utah, I was raised in the Seattle, Washington, area of the United States. I grew up playing all kinds of sports, including basketball, baseball and snowboarding. I also love to play the guitar. I’m the oldest of three kids.

When I was 19, I served a 2-year mission in North Carolina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For those two years I lived in various cities in NC while teaching people about Jesus Christ and His gospel. (Click here for more on Mormon missionaries). It was one of the best experiences of my life. I grew a lot, I made many wonderful friends, and I learned so much about my Savior and His gospel.

I went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where I graduated with a degree in Communications. I work in the business world as a digital marketer. My wife and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters.

I grew up in the Mormon church, but I had to come to a knowledge and a conviction of the things we teach, just like anyone else learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I’d like to think that I’m just as normal as the next person, which is part of the reason I started this website. It’s my hope that people can learn the truth about basic Mormon beliefs and find the correct answers to questions they have. Please contact me if you have any questions.

I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in God. I know that God and Jesus are real. I know that if anyone has faith in Christ, and keeps His commandments, that they can be happy.

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My “home” city — Seattle, Washington