General Authorities

Elder Rafael E. Pino

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Rafael E. Pino was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008, at age 52. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the South America North Area. He has served as a counselor in the South America North Area, counselor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency, and is currently serving as a president in the South America Northwest Area.

Elder Pino was educated in commerce at the Colegio Carabobo in 1974. He received a certificate in administration in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a variety of capacities since 1980. At the time of his call to full-time Church service, he was working as a regional manager for temporal affairs.

Since joining the Church in 1972, Elder Pino has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Venezuela Caracas Mission, stake executive secretary, bishop, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, stake president, president of the Argentina Rosario Mission, and Area Seventy.

Rafael Eduardo Pino Gimenez was born in Valencia, Venezuela, on October 27, 1955. He married Patricia Monica Villa Dassler in March 1981. They are the parents of three children.

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Faith in AdversityApril 2009 General Conference

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Full Name Rafael E. Pino

Born October 27, 1955

Place of Birth Valencia, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of