General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Francisco J. Viñas

General Authority Seventy

Elder Francisco J. Viñas was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1996. At the time of his call, he had been serving as an Area Seventy in the Europe West Area. He has also served as President in the South America North, Chile, and Caribbean Areas and as counselor in the Europe West Area. He is currently serving as a member of the South America South Area Presidency.

He worked in the Church Educational System from 1977 to 1996, most recently as country director in Spain. Earlier he served as a coordinator in Uruguay and a basketball coach at a physical education institute. Early in his career, he worked for the Bayer Company.

He has served the Church in numerous callings, including counselor in a bishopric, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, regional representative, and president of the Argentina Salta Mission (1988–1990).

Francisco José Viñas Serrano was born in Seville, Spain, on December 28, 1946. He married Cristina Helena Gaminara in December 1966. They are the parents of three children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Pleasing Word of GodOctober 2015 General Conference

Things Pertaining to RighteousnessApril 2010 General Conference

Applying the Simple and Plain Gospel Principles in the FamilyApril 2004 General Conference

Listening to the Voice of the LordOctober 1996 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Francisco J. Viñas

Full Name Francisco J. Viñas

Born December 28, 1946

Place of Birth Seville, Spain