General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Richard G. Hinckley

First Quorum of the Seventy 2005-2011

Elder Richard G. Hinckley 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 2, 2005, at age 63.

Elder Hinckley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Utah in 1966. He then received an MBA degree from Stanford University in 1968. His professional career included management consultant at Deloitte and Touche in Los Angeles, California, then “Touche, Ross, Bailey and Smart,” and as an equity partner in several small businesses. His community service includes being chairman of the board of the Salt Lake chapter of the American Red Cross, past director of the University of Utah Alumni Association, as well as other advisory boards and charitable organizations.

His many years of service in the Church include: full-time missionary to Central Germany, Elders Quorum President, bishop twice, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, stake president, sealer in the Salt Lake Temple, and president of the Utah Salt Lake City Mission (2001-2004).

Richard Gordon Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 2, 1941. He married Jane Freed in 1967. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of 11.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Repentance, a Blessing of MembershipApril 2006 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Richard G. Hinckley

Full Name Richard G. Hinckley

Born May 2, 1941

Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States