Elder S. Gifford Nielsen
Elder S. Gifford Nielsen was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013. At the time of his call he had been serving as a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southwest Area. He is currently serving as a member of the Pacific Area Presidency.
Elder Nielsen received a bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Brigham Young University. In 1978, the Houston Oilers selected him in the third round of the NFL draft. Following a six-year career as quarterback for the Oilers, he worked as the sports director for KHOU-TV in Houston for twenty-five years. In 1994, Elder Nielsen was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was one of the organizers of Memorial City Bank, becoming a board member and chairman of the executive committee.
Elder Nielsen has served in numerous Church callings, including seminary teacher, elders quorum president, Young Men president, Sunday School president, counselor in a mission presidency, bishop, stake president, and Area Seventy.
Stanley Gifford Nielsen was born in Provo, Utah, on October 25, 1954. He married Wendy Olson in April 1975. They are the parents of six children.
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Full Name S. Gifford Nielsen
Born October 1954
Place of Birth Provo, UT, United States