From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher by Wain Myers with Kelly L. Martinez


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From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher

by Wain Myers with Kelly L. Martinez

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Wain Myers thought he knew what he believed, but after a revelation from God, something had to change. This black former Baptist preacher–and now black Mormon teacher–tells his fascinating story of following the Spirit’s voice and ultimately becoming a convert in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the “LDS” or “Mormon” church). This remarkable true story will inspire you to follow your own promptings and share truth wherever you find it.

It was no Sacred Grove, but it was a place from which I knew my Father could hear me. I knelt at my bedside that same night and asked my Father which of the two churches I should attend.

“Neither,” He replied.

Not exactly the answer I was expecting, so I waited to hear more.

Wain Myers learned at an early age that his path in life would include preaching the word of God. While the calling was clear, which church he should preach for wasn’t.

In a moment of revelation, his feet were set upon a path that eventually led to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This inspiring true story shares the power of following God’s counsel, no matter where it takes you.


Endorsements for From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher

“Truth is truth, and for most people it doesn’t always come in a pretty package. Wain shares the truth and insights about why he believes what he believes. From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher is not for the weak of heart! Wain Myers is taking no prisoners as he shares his raw, yet personal, experience of leaving the “cloth” and embracing the priesthood. His real, refreshing testimony will uplift you and remind you that, like the scriptures say, we are more than a conqueror!”
–Tamu Smith and Zandra Vranes, authors of SISTASinZION and Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons

“From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher is a quick and delightful read. Full of compelling insights, it is also humorous, instructive, and thought-provoking. Readers will not only feel edified by reading this book, but they will feel like they’ve gained a new, wise, and very funny friend.”
–Margaret Young, author and filmmaker

“When confronted with a fact that hurt him to his very core, rather than take the position of a man indignant, Wain laid aside the thing that offended him in favor of trusting that God was answering his prayer in His own way and time. He might have left the Church and never looked back, but Brother Myers has such a relationship with his Heavenly Father that he endured the pain for a greater good. This compelling response stands in stark contrast to the world that we live in today.”
–Duane Pannell, coauthor of 3,000 Miles to Eternity


About the Authors:

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. There he received his call to the ministry. After his military career, Wain returned to the US and began preaching at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church. He preached for over five years and was then introduced to the LDS Church by his lovely now-wife, Sebrina. Wain developed a passion for finance after his military career and enrolled in the Alpha & Omega College of Real Estate in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and became a loan originator in 2007. Investing in his insurance business, he and his family moved to Terre Haut, Indiana, in 2009. Wain became active in the Terre Haute community in such activities as ambassador in the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute Symphony board member, member of Terre Haute Young Leaders, and a proud “Big” of the Vigo County Big Brother Big Sister program. He is also a member of the Terre Haute Masonic Lodge #19. Wain has been an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints since 1995 and served on the Bloomington Indiana Stake High Council before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, and being called as second counselor in the Genesis Group presidency.
Wain and Sebrina are the proud parents of seven amazing children: LeRoy Jr.; Isaiah; Bradford and his wife, Paige; Quesley; Braxton; Spencer; and Ammon. Wain is a firm believer that “when obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power” (Ezra Taft Benson, quoted in Donald L. Staheli, “Obedience—Life’s Great Challenge,” Ensign, May 1998, 82).

Kelly L. Martinez is a seasoned journalist whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Meridian Magazine, and the Deseret News. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and history from Utah Valley University and hails from southern California. He’s worked in a variety of marketing and graphic design positions for more than twenty years. Of all his past work experience, he considers his four-season stint as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers’ game-night stat crew to be his most enjoyable. Martinez and his wife are the parents of three adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and a preteen daughter who is growing up way too quickly. This is his first coauthorship and published book, but he did contribute an essay to Famous Family Nights, which was published by Cedar Fort in 2009. He and his family live in northern Utah.


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