About Us

This site started as an idea shared by Scott Gordon, Renee Olson, and Juliann Reynolds. It is now run by a team of eight dedicated members including (pictured left-to-right below) Scott Gordon, Margaret Young, Richard Miller, Marvin Perkins, Chris Kite, Dana King, Darius Gray, and Renee Olson. 

The BlackLDS.org Team
The BlackLDS.org Team



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22 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. There are a lot of us black LDS bloggers out there, who would love to have some support! :) Also, Facebook groups! (black latter day saints)

    My blog is for LDS converts, investigators, RM’s and just lifelong members or anyone interested, but my main focus is on the investigators and converts. I provide insight on what it is like being a convert, and also things that I learned. Check them out!


    Natalie Warren

  2. Can you please send me information on how you become one?
    What are the beliefs? I heard some negative stuff about later day saints. I had some strange things happen to me even as a child. After taking an angel healing course, I found a little about later day saints. The experience sound similar.

  3. I want to know what happen to Mary Sturlaugson Eyer the author of A Soul So Rebellious, I wanted to know what happen to her, is she still alive, I know she had a daughter, what happen to her and her husband John Eyer. I love her books went to a lot trying to get them because I want to share them with my children, if anyone has any information please let me know.

  4. I just watched a very interesting video on Youtube by Wayne May. It is entitled, “The Jaredites…Who are They? He refers to a statement made by Joesph Smith at about the 53 minute mark that the Jaredites are descendants of Ham! He presented it in October, 2013 so you may have already heard of it. If this bears out to be truthful it would be fantastic. Please let me know what you think of it. Good luck to all of you and God bless you. :-)

  5. I was impressed by the comments of Marvin Perkins, Paulette Payne, and another gentleman when hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearse. I look forward to finding more about their organization.

    Roy Atkin

  6. How can I obtain a hard copy of Marvin Perkins discussion on skin color. I found it extremely informative and in harmony with the Spirit.

    Thank you so much for the great research and presentation.

    Sid Smith

  7. Thanks for your comment. You can google her name to see posting about her and some comments from her.

  8. My request was ( When was black people first mentioned in History? it never said the bible!!!!!! Suprise me.

  9. Hi Rae, I have sent your question to technical support. Sorry I do not know the answer. In the meantime, you could copy the URL and note the source.

  10. My understanding from science is that we are all genetically and culturally linked to ancestors in Africa. My understanding from the Gospel is that we are linked in the spirit as sons and daughters of God and as brothers and sisters. I have learned from African-American ministers and other scholars of many righteous and historically noteworthy people in the Bible who are typically viewed as Black. I have also learned how colors are used in different ways at different times and places. “White” is at times used for purity, cleansing, and brightness. It is also used for sickness such as leprosy and for hypocritical covering of filth such as “whited walls”. As far as skin color, I would say we typically are just different shades of brown.

  11. A good question with several ways to answer. The photo was taken several years ago and our team has grown where you would see more people with fuller shades of brown. We have people involved around the country and in a couple of countries in Africa and have not been all together to take a photo.

    In the photo, one person you and society typically views as white was providing technical help and now is on a different assignment.

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