General Authorities

Elder David A. Bednar

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

David A. Bednar was ordained and set apart as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 7, 2004. Prior to his call to the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Bednar served as an Area Seventy, Area Authority Seventy, regional representative, twice as a stake president, and as a bishop.

Elder Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in Oakland, California. He served as a full-time missionary in Southern Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. He also received a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from Purdue University.

After completing his education, Elder Bednar was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and at the University of Arkansas. He then served as the president of Brigham Young University–Idaho (formerly Ricks College) from 1997-2004.

Elder Bednar married Susan Kae Robinson in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975, and they are the parents of three sons.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Bear Up Their Burdens with EaseApril 2014 General Conference

The Windows of HeavenOctober 2013 General Conference

We Believe in Being ChasteApril 2013 General Conference

Converted unto the LordOctober 2012 General Conference

The Powers of HeavenApril 2012 General Conference

The Hearts of the Children Shall TurnOctober 2011 General Conference

The Spirit of RevelationApril 2011 General Conference

Receive the Holy GhostOctober 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by David A. Bednar

Full Name David A. Bednar

Born June 15, 1952

Place of Birth Oakland, California, United States

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