Joe Bryant

My family on the Booker side (my mother’s family) have been in the church since 1866 when the missionaries first came south. I was baptized in the RLDS in 1951 on the Brewton Alabama Reunion grounds. I can remember being taken there on foot by my maternal grandmother. I had many good experiences on those…

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K. Bruce Terry

I was raised of goodly Parents in Independence, MO. In our family was 4 brothers and a sister. We were taught at an early age the differences of right from wrong, the gospel of Jesus Christ, to work hard, appreciate what we had and to be in Church when the doors were open. I am…

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Rodney Walsh

Born of goodly parents and raised in the Rockford, Illinois, area, I was the youngest of six. My parents and family had emigrated from Canada several years before I was born. I was raised Presbyterian but had not been baptized into that faith. Church attendance was occasional, and, when given the chance, I “overslept” until…

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Andrew Romer

Andrew Christopher Kevin Romer was born in August 1984 in Illinois and was baptized on March 27, 1994 by his Grandfather Elder Bruce E. Romer and confirmed the same day by his Grandfather Elder Bruce E. Romer assisted by Elder Richard King in Orlando, Florida. His parents are Aaronic High Priest and Presiding Bishop W.…

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Elbert Rogers

Though he was not active in church when he was growing up, Elbert decided in 1971 to encourage his new bride to attend church with him. He determined the best way to encourage someone to attend church is to go with that person, so he began attending again with her at his side. His influence…

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W. Kevin Romer

W. Kevin Romer was born September 9, 1957 near Chicago, Illinois and was baptized in the RLDS Church September 3, 1966. His parents are Elder Bruce E. Romer (deceased) and Dorothy L. Romer (deceased). He is a third generation member of the Church, with his grandfather Elder Orrin Romer (deceased) being a convert to the…

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David Van Fleet

David was born in Independence, Missouri, and spent most of his life in the area except for four years as a boy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After attending Graceland College and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, he finished his B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Missouri at Rolla (now MST)…

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Michael Hogan

I was born and raised in Western Colorado. Both of my parents, John and Minnie Hogan, were converts to the RLDS church, because someone cared enough to share the Restoration gospel with them. My two sisters and I grew up in the church in Grand Junction, Colorado. My dad was district president several years and…

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Terry W. Patience

My early church years were spent in a small strong congregation of the RLDS church in southwest Iowa. In my late teens we moved to Omaha and my family participated in a very active congregation in Omaha. While in these congregations, my parents provided the opportunity to attend church as often as possible and that…

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