General Authorities

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Neil Linden Andersen was named an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009.

Elder Andersen was serving as the senior member of the Presidency of the Seventy prior to his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve. He was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 1993, at age 41. He previously led the work of the Church in southern Brazil and, again as a member of an Area Presidency, oversaw the Church in western Europe. He has also assisted in supervising the work of the Church in Mexico and Central America. In addition, he supervised Church audiovisual production, including the filming of The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd, and managed construction of the broadcast facilities in the Conference Center as the Executive Director of the Church Audiovisual Department. He speaks French, Portuguese, and Spanish in addition to his native English.

Prior to his call as a General Authority, Elder Andersen served as a mission president in the France Bordeaux Mission and as president of the Tampa Florida Stake.

Elder Andersen was born in Logan, Utah, on August 9, 1951, and was raised in Pocatello, Idaho.

He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he was a Hinckley Scholar, and earned a master's of business administration from Harvard University. After completing his education, he settled in Tampa, Florida, where his business interests included advertising, real estate development, and health care.

Elder Andersen and his wife, Kathy Williams Andersen, are the parents of four children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Spiritual WhirlwindsApril 2014 General Conference

Power in the PriesthoodOctober 2013 General Conference

It’s a MiracleApril 2013 General Conference

Trial of Your FaithOctober 2012 General Conference

What Thinks Christ of Me?April 2012 General Conference

ChildrenOctober 2011 General Conference

Preparing the World for the Second ComingApril 2011 General Conference

Never Leave HimOctober 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Neil L. Andersen

Full Name Neil L. Andersen

Born August 9, 1951

Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

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