Burch, Alice Faulkner

My Lord, He Calls Me: Stories of Faith by Black American Latter-Day Saints


Though Black members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have only had full access to the priesthood and the ordinances of the temple since 1978, there have been faithful Black members of the Church since the beginning. Both early and contemporary members have been faithful in the face of criticism from both inside and outside the Church. My Lord, He Calls Me is a new essay compilation by active Black American Latter-day Saints whose ancestors were brought to the United States from Africa and enslaved. They share their conversion stories, what life was like during the priesthood restriction, and why they remain in the Church. Though all will benefit from it, this book was created especially by and for Black members as support and encouragement. Readers will be inspired by the faith, testimony, endurance, wisdom, and spiritual strength of these faithful Saints.


About the Author

Alice Faulkner Burch was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July 1984. She served as the first African American in the Chile Santiago South Mission from 1987 to 1988. In 1989 she was called as the first African American ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. She has served the community as secretary of the Utah Chapter of Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, secretary for the Utah Black Roundtable, and a member of the annual Utah Juneteenth Committee. Alice and her husband, Robert, live in West Valley City and work to make Utah a more enjoyable place for Black people to live.


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