Larry M. Gibson


First Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency

When Larry Miner Gibson graduated from high school, he decided to hike into Havasupai, Arizona, USA, in the Grand Canyon, where he spent several days reading the Book of Mormon and praying about and pondering on his testimony. He says he cannot remember a time that he did not know the Church was true, but he wanted to make sure he had a solid focus and foundation before going out into the world.

“Some very sacred things happened during that experience,” he says, “that helped me as I went away to school and then on a mission.”

He served a full-time mission to the British South Mission from 1966 to 1968, married Shirley Barton in the Manti Utah Temple in September 1968, and has served in various Church callings. At the time of his call he was serving as stake president, and he previously served as a stake president’s counselor, high councilor, bishop, and ward and stake Young Men president.

Brother Gibson graduated with a degree in computer science and business from Brigham Young University in 1971. He received his master’s degree in information science from BYU in 1974.

He has been president and CEO of several technology companies and most recently was executive vice president and CTO for a Fortune 500 company.

The Gibsons and their six children enjoy scuba diving, hot air ballooning, cycling, hiking, camping, and traveling. He and his wife currently live in Highland, Utah.

Brother Gibson was born on February 26, 1947, in Boulder City, Nevada, USA, to Robert Owen and Thais Miner Gibson.