The Book of Mormon Musical Leads One to Baptism in the Mormon...

The Book of Mormon Musical Leads One to Baptism in the Mormon Church

The Book of Mormon Musical leads to baptism in the Mormon Church
Joey at his baptism

Have you ever wondered if The Book of Mormon Musical has led curious people to learn more about the Church? Well, Joey Macasieb, a former devoted Catholic, is one of these people. He never would have known that it would be him. He found himself at The Book of Mormon Musical with his mom (see image below).

Joey at the Book Of Mormon Musical Pantages Theater
Joey Macasieb with his mom at the Pantages Theater in LA

Within weeks of when he had seen The Book of Mormon Musical, missionaries just happened to show up at his door. Full time missionaries serving in his area were tracting in his neighborhood and were surprised to find someone who was actually interested in finding out more. The elders were a bit hesitant to come in, wondering if he was just another person who would rip them apart with questions of persecution. Joey told them that he wanted to know some answers to questions about some of the things in the musical, like “do you really believe you will be able to have your own planet?” Either way, the elders went in with the risk, and following the Spirit. They were bold with Joey. They gave him a copy of the real Book of Mormon, and told him, “read it for yourself.”

playbill of the Book of Mormon Musical
Joey holding the playbill of the Book of Mormon Musical

Joey read. And read. And read. He couldn’t stop. He found truth. He was surprised by the truth he found. Simple truths stood out to him of questions he had his whole life as a Catholic. Before the missionaries came back the second time, he had read all the way to 2nd Nephi. Three months later, Joey was baptized. He shares the whole story in this interview below. He shares his testimony in the video of how he went from protesting at the L.A. Temple during Proposition 8 protests, to seeking for truth and giving up everything to obtain it. His story is an impressive example of one who is bold enough to set his past life behind and put on a new self in Christ. Like Paul the apostle, who persecuted the saints and then found himself as one of their leaders, Joey hopes to share the gospel with as many as he can, for as long as he lives.

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Andy Proctor

Andy is the creator of and the co-creator of and of He served a mission in Chile and was a Spanish teacher at the Provo MTC for a few years before he graduated from BYU. He loves doing online missionary work after working in the internet marketing industry. He graduated from BYU in 2009 after living in the Holy Land and studying at the BYU Jerusalem Center. He is the author of a new book for RMs, called ​Live Your Mission: 21 Powerful Principles to Discover Your Life Mission after Your Mission, which is the first book in the L​ive My Gospel​ book series. He is a regular contributor to Meridian Magazine and has been featured on the blog as well as LDS Living and Deseret News. He is married and can't wait for the kids to start dropping from heaven.


  1. That is a conversion story worth sharing.! I too was raised as a Catholic and yeah the Mission President’s question of a loving God putting you on an everlasting fire is such a useful question we could use for those who are faithfully wanting to know about the God and His truth.

  2. I have often wondered the same. Thank you for sharing this wonderful conversion story! Best wishes on your mission Elder Macasieb!

  3. Welcome to the Kingdom Joey! Thank you for sharing your testimony! I read that the church response to the media questions about the musical was: You might be entertained for an evening by seeing the musical, but your life will be changed forever by reading the Book of Mormon! Truth revealed!

  4. This is so cool! I love how those who a really seeking the honest truth trust the Spirit and actually recognizes it! No one can stop the Lord’s work. I’m hoping this musical leads to more people wanting to know the truth. Trying not to sound like a bully or anything but just wondering what church he joined?? Because as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; I don’t know of any church called the “Mormon Church” 😉 But I’m not sure if the article was titled by a non-member. If so- then that’s understandable. But if it was by a member, then you might want to edit that out. Just trynna help mah brethren out! 🙂

    • Thanks Sarah! 🙂 I titled it. This title was intentional because people who are not members wouldn’t search for the official name of the Church and the purpose of this post isn’t just to inform members about Joey’s story, but to help people who have seen the musical and who are searching for it to find this story and see Joey’s testimony. So really it is for strictly nerdy search engine optimization purposes from an online missionary work perspective. Thanks for your feedback either way! 🙂

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