General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Gary E. Stevenson was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015. At the time of his call to the Twelve, he had been serving as the Presiding Bishop of the Church since April 2012.

In April 2008, he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy and served as a counselor and later as president in the Asia North Area Presidency. His previous Church service includes full-time missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission, ward Sunday School teacher, high councilor, bishop, stake presidency counselor, and president of the Japan Nagoya Mission (2004-2007).

He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Utah State University. He cofounded an exercise equipment manufacturing company, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., where he served as president and chief operating officer until 2008. He was also involved in numerous civic activities and has served on various boards and advisory councils.

Elder Stevenson was born on August 6, 1955 to Evan N. and Vera Jean Hall Stevenson and was raised in Cache Valley, Utah.

In April 1979, he married Lesa Jean Higley. They are the parents of four sons.

General conference talks

Your Priesthood PlaybookApril 2019 General Conference

Shepherding SoulsOctober 2018 General Conference

The Heart of a ProphetApril 2018 General Conference

Spiritual EclipseOctober 2017 General Conference

How Does the Holy Ghost Help You?April 2017 General Conference

Look to the Book, Look to the LordOctober 2016 General Conference

Where Are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood?April 2016 General Conference

Plain and Precious TruthsOctober 2015 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Gary E. Stevenson

Full Name Gary E. Stevenson

August 6, 1955

Place of Birth Ogden, Utah, United States

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