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Elder Benjamin De Hoyos

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Benjamin De Hoyos was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2005, at age 52. He was named a member of the Fourth Quorum on April 3, 1999, and served as an Area Authority Seventy for the Mexico South Area. He has served as a counselor in the South America North Area Presidency and is currently serving as a counselor in the Mexico Area.

Elder De Hoyos is an educator by profession. He received his teaching credentials from the Normal Superior Benavente in Puebla in 1982. He earned an MBA from the University of Chapultepec in Mexico City in 1995. He was an employee of the Church Educational System in Mexico and worked as regional coordinator of seminaries and institutes, as the associate director of the Southeast Mexico Area, as an institute director, as associate assistant director of the Mexico North Area, as public affairs director of the Mexico Area, and as the area director for seminaries and institutes in the Mexico South Area.

Elder De Hoyos has served in many Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission, stake president’s counselor, stake president, and president of the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission (1996-1999).

Benjamin De Hoyos Estrada was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on February 20, 1953. He married Evelia Genesta Mendivil in 1975. They are the parents of six children and have nine grandchildren.

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Full Name Benjamin De Hoyos

Born February 20, 1953

Place of Birth Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico