General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Gary E. Stevenson was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015. At the time of his call to the Twelve, he had been serving as the Presiding Bishop of the Church since April 2012.

In April 2008, he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy and served as a counselor and later as president in the Asia North Area Presidency. His previous Church service includes full-time missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission, ward Sunday School teacher, high councilor, bishop, stake presidency counselor, and president of the Japan Nagoya Mission (2004-2007).

He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Utah State University. He cofounded an exercise equipment manufacturing company, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., where he served as president and chief operating officer until 2008. He was also involved in numerous civic activities and has served on various boards and advisory councils.

Elder Stevenson was born in Ogden, Utah on August 6, 1955 to Evan N. and Vera Jean Hall Stevenson and was raised in Cache Valley, Utah.

In April 1979, he married Lesa Jean Higley. They are the parents of four sons.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Look to the Book, Look to the LordOctober 2016 General Conference

Where Are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood?April 2016 General Conference

Plain and Precious TruthsOctober 2015 General Conference

Your Four MinutesApril 2014 General Conference

Be Valiant in Courage, Strength, and ActivityOctober 2012 General Conference

Sacred Homes, Sacred TemplesApril 2009 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Gary E. Stevenson

Full Name Gary E. Stevenson

August 6, 1955

Place of Birth Ogden, Utah, United States

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