About all I knew was they were great American pioneers that had once practiced polygamy and had a work of “scripture” called . I found out that although she was raised LDS, she had no interest in their religion.
Her parents, however, objected to her being married in my church, so a compromise led to a wedding in their home by a Primitive Baptist minister, her grandmother’s pastor.
Today, most Mormons are understood to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).Rather than go into the pastoral ministry though, I became a radio and television broadcaster and I have served over 40 years in that industry, including work at several Christian radio stations in Texas, Florida and North Carolina.Began dating a Mormon lady…In 1970, a friend introduced me to his niece to whom I began dating.Two of my great-grandfathers were pastors and Methodist “circuit riders,” my maternal grandfather was a Presbyterian pastor and my father was a bi-vocational pastor.I became a believer at the age of 13……in a pastor’s study at a church in suburban Dallas, Texas.After I did that, he told me I had done an excellent job (although I give all the credit to the Lord) and he asked a pastor at a nearby church if I could do a lecture series there.Which became a ministry…This led to another church, and another, and another and eventually turned into a ministry.This article is about the people known as "Mormons". For the movement started by Joseph Smith, see Latter Day Saint movement.For the "Mormon Church", see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity, initiated by Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s.I began getting pressure to become a Mormon…Although I thought that eventually she would attend my church and make a commitment to Christ, this was not to be.In fact, her parents–especially her father–began to pressure me into becoming a Mormon.