General Authorities

Elder Carlos H. Amado

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Carlos Humberto Amado was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 1989. In June 1992, Elder Amado was called to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy.

He is currently serving as counselor in the Central America Area, having previously served as president of the Chile Area, the South America West Area, and the South America South and Central America Areas. He also served as counselor in the Area Presidencies of South America West, South America South, Mexico South, Central America, and Mexico/Central America.

Prior to his call as a General Authority, he served in the Church as a full-time missionary in the Andes Mission, a regional representative two times, chairman of the Guatemala City Temple Committee, stake president, stake president’s counselor, bishop, branch president, sealer in the Guatemala City Temple, and president of the Guatemala Guatemala City Mission. He was also assigned to reopen the El Salvador San Salvador Mission.

Initially a technical draftsman, Elder Amado received his degree from the Technical Vocational Institute of Guatemala City. He later became an area director for the Church Educational System, a position he held for 14 years.

He was born September 25, 1944, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to Carlos and Albertina Funes de Amado. He is married to Mayavel Pineda, and they are the parents of five children. They also have four grandsons and three granddaughters.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Christ the RedeemerApril 2014 General Conference

Service, a Divine QualityApril 2008 General Conference

Some Basic Teachings from the History of Joseph SmithApril 2002 General Conference

An Eternal VisionOctober 1993 General Conference

Overcoming AdversityOctober 1989 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Carlos H. Amado

Full Name Carlos H. Amado

Born September 25, 1944

Place of Birth Guatemala City, Guatemala