General Authorities

Elder Larry R. Lawrence

Second Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Larry R. Lawrence was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2010, at the age of 62. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America West Area.

Elder Lawrence earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural biochemistry from the University of Arizona in 1969. Then in 1973, he received a doctorate of medicine, also from the University of Arizona. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Valley Medical Center, Fresno, in 1977. He has been an ophthalmologist at Lawrence Eye Associates since 1977.

Since joining the Church in 1970, Elder Lawrence has served in numerous callings, including elders quorum president, bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, stake president, stake mission president, and president of the Russia Novosibirsk Mission (2001-2004).

Larry Ray Lawrence was born in Cheverly, Maryland, on August 25, 1947. He married Laurel Stott in 1971. They are the parents of six children and reside in Clovis, California.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Courageous ParentingOctober 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Larry R. Lawrence

Full Name Larry R. Lawrence

Born August 25, 1947

Place of Birth Cheverly, Maryland, United States