General Authorities

Elder Robert D. Hales

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Robert D. Hales was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 1994.

Elder Hales received his call as a General Authority on April 4, 1975. He served as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and later as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He was Presiding Bishop of the Church from April 1985 until called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

He was a regional representative for five years prior to his call as a General Authority. He earlier served as a branch president, bishop, high councilor, and stake president’s counselor. He was president of the England London Mission in the late 1970s and has served as first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency.

Prior to his call to full-time Church service, Elder Hales had a distinguished business career, serving in executive positions with three major national companies.

Elder Hales was born in New York City on August 24, 1932. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot.

He married Mary Crandall, and they have two sons.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

“If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments”April 2014 General Conference

General Conference: Strengthening Faith and TestimonyOctober 2013 General Conference

Stand Strong in Holy PlacesApril 2013 General Conference

Being a More Christian ChristianOctober 2012 General Conference

Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in ServiceApril 2012 General Conference

Waiting upon the Lord: Thy Will Be DoneOctober 2011 General Conference

Agency: Essential to the Plan of LifeOctober 2010 General Conference

Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising GenerationApril 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Robert D. Hales

Full Name Robert D. Hales

Born 1932

Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States

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