Tommy Wilson was born and raised in Georgia. He now lives in Crestview, Florida, and serves as first counselor in the stake presidency. He has also served in the stake Young Men organization and as a bishop.


02:40 Introduction to Tommy Wilson. He shares about getting called to the stake presidency.

09:00 Tommy describes his area and the demographic of his stake

11:15 Advice to a new bishop

14:15 The personal weaknesses that come to the surface as a bishop. Things Tommy regrets.

21:15 Being vulnerable as a bishop and encouraging others to do the same

25:20 Tommy shares about losing his baby boy. The thing that helped him the most was finding a community that had gone through the same thing. The people around you have more in common with you than you think. Open up and talk to them.

29:15 Tommy’s invitation to his ward to open up and talk. You have to learn to be okay with uncomfortable topics.

32:00 Connecting with people on a deeper level. One on one.

40:40 Not taking yourself too seriously as a bishop

43:40 Tommy shares how he gained his testimony and the first time he felt like God loved him.

46:00 An experience Tommy had feeling the love of God for a man in his ward


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