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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.
Author: Wain Myers and Kelly L. Martinez
Expected Release: Early October 2015
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 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 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. 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 call as second counselor in the Genesis Group leadership. He works
in finance and is a loan originator.
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 experience,
he considers his four-season stint as a member of the Los Angeles
Clippers' game-night stat crew to be his most enjoyable. Although this is
his first co-authorship and published book, his writing has appeared in a
book before; he contributed an essay to Famous Family Nights, which was
published by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media in 2009. He and his family
live in northern Utah.