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Hi I'm Lyle R. Knight

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Southern California. I have worked in the banking business all of my adult life.

About Me

I have been married for 43 years. We have 5 children and 19 grandchildren. Our oldest grandchild is 23 years of age and married but no great grandchildren yet!!! We spend considerable time dedicated to our church callings. My wife serves in the Temple and I serve in the Stake Presidency. Spare time finds me either bird hunting, boating or motorcycle riding. That is after our home has been tended to.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church as my parents and siblings were all active members. My father served as a Bishop back in the late 1950's. After college I was fortunate to meet a young woman who was also an active member of the church. Shortly after our marriage I was drafted into the army and she and I lived apart for almost two years. After my time in the military, we rejoined as a family and jointly pursued our temporal and spiritual activities. We were sealed to each other and our children on our ninth wedding anniversary. Our activity and commitment to the Savior as well as to each other has continued grow over the years. It would be impossible for me to picture our life without active involvement in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have witnessed miracles within our family through our faith and the faith of others. We personally experience the real joy that comes from the Lord and we have been blessed to see that same joy abound in the lives of our children and grandchildren. I have seen the priesthood of Jesus Christ at work in blessing my family as well as providing for them when they were sick or in need of direction when struggling with lives challenges. All five of my children have also been sealed to their spouses, in the temple, and all enjoy lives of activity within the church. Both my wife's parents and my parents have passed away leaving us a legacy of faith and the responsibility to pass this great heritage and our testimonies on to ours, and of course their, posterities. This is a charge we take seriously as our testimonies have sustained us through all of our challenges. Our desire is to pass our testimonies, and knowledge of the Savior, and his gospel, on to our families and our friends who have been such great blessings in our lives. I know the Lord lives and blesses us continually and provides for us as we attempt to live his gospel and keep his commandments

How I live my faith

Each day I try to live in such a way as to be worthy of any assignments or callings that would allow me to serve others. I have spent many years serving the youth through various positions in Scouting. I continue to serve today as a Vice President of the National Council of Boy Scouts of America. Being a scout leader has been a source of great joy throughout my youth and my adult life. Just this past year I was invited to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. It was a terrific opportunity to meet scouts from around the world and see the difference scouting was making in their lives. I also have a passion for healthcare and have served on board of directors of our local hospital and clinic for eleven years. I have served as Board Chair for last two years. I enjoy being around people, especially leaders, who are at the top of their fields. Healthcare has provided me with that opportunity. Banking has also been a great source of enjoyment for me and opened many doors for community service. I am passionate about the business of banking as it has provided me with many opportunities to help others and make a positive difference in the lives of the citizens within our community.