From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher – Conversion Story

From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher – Conversion Story

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From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher
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Wain Myers is a native of Dayton, Ohio and a graduate of John H. Patterson High School where he was a state discus champion and musician. After graduation, Wain enlisted in the United States Army and served a tour of duty in Bad Kissingen, Germany. After his military career, Wain returned to the U.S. and began preaching at True Vine Missionary Baptist church. Where he preached for over five years and was then introduced to the LDS church by his now lovely wife Sebrina.

Editors Note: Published originally on The FAIR Mormon Blog.


The FAIR Mormon Blog did a podcast interview with Wain. You can listen here.


The story of you coming to find the church has some interesting twists and turns and would be a great way to get to know you. Would you tell us the story of your military career leading up to first starting as a baptist preacher?

What were some of the impressions that you had about the Mormon Church prior to becoming a member?

At one point in your story you had some difficulties with what has come to be called the Priesthood ban where those of black African decent were not allowed to hold the priesthood. You ended up having to come to terms with that and have since of course remained an active member. How did you view that part of church history, and how have you overcome it?

You are now involved in the Genesis Group. What is the Genesis Group?

You have a book coming out in October 2015 I believe called, at for now, From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher. The title might be a little obvious, but what will the book be about?

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  1. When I was 8 years old, my friend took me to the Los Angeles Temple. But, I didn’t to investigate the church. I just put it in the back burner temporarily. Then, at the age of 42 years young. I had asked my first husband if I could order the Book of Mormon that I saw being advertised on television. He said no because I had to many books. And then I waited for 2 weeks and I asked him again he finally said yes. I ordered the Book of Mormon then I received a call from the representatives to send the missionaries and I had declined. Then I read the Book of Mormon and the missionaries came. I took the lessons and on March 9, 1996, I was baptised into the true church. The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. It has been 19 years that I have been a member of this true church. It was the best decision that I have ever made. I study my manuals, scriptures, ensigns every single day. And now, I have just been called to be a ward missionary with my new husband. This is so extremely absolutely tremendously remarkably incredibly extraordinarily certainly magnificently most definitely totally truly amazingly sincerely AWESOME calling that I have so far. I am so truly blessed by my Heavenly Father, and bishop, first presidency, and of course the stake presidency. I most definitely send my gracious love to everyone.

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