General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Robert C. Gay

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Robert C. Gay was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2012, at age 60. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southeast Area.

Elder Gay received a bachelor of arts degree in economics with an emphasis in statistics from the University of Utah in 1976. In 1982, he received a PhD in business economics from Harvard University. Most recently, he was the chief executive officer and managing partner of Huntsman Gay Global Capital. Previously, he worked 16 years as a principal and managing director at Bain Capital. He has also worked for GE Capital, McKinsey & Company, and as an instructor in economics at Harvard University.

Elder Gay has served in numerous Church callings, including as a full-time missionary in Spain, ward mission leader, high priests group leader, Gospel Doctrine teacher, ward Young Men president, high councilor, bishop’s counselor, mission president, and Area Seventy.

Robert Christopher Gay was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 1, 1951. He married Lynette Nielsen in April 1974. They are the parents of seven children. Elder and Sister Gay reside in Wellington, Florida.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

What Shall a Man Give in Exchange for His Soul?October 2012 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Robert C. Gay

Full Name Robert C. Gay

Born September 1, 1951

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States