General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Jay E. Jensen

Presidency of the Seventy 2008-2012

Prior to serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder Jay E. Jensen served in Area Presidencies in Central and South America and in different areas in the USA and Canada.

Elder Jensen was called to full-time Church service June 6, 1992, being named to the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1995.

Prior to Elder Jensen’s call, he was the Church’s director of scriptures coordination.

He has served in the missionary programs of the Church, including a full-time mission to the Texas/New Mexico area, where he worked among the Spanish-speaking people. In the Church Educational System, he taught seminary, wrote curriculum, and trained prospective seminary teachers before he was called as a mission president of the Colombia Cali Mission from 1975–78. After his release, he returned to the Church Educational System, where he worked as director of curriculum. He also worked for a time as director of training for the Missionary Department.

Educationally he holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, all from Brigham Young University.

Elder Jensen was born in Mapleton, Utah, on February 5, 1942, the sixth of 10 children. He is married to the former Lona Lee Child. They are the parents of six children.

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Full Name Jay E. Jensen

Born 1942

Place of Birth Mapleton, Utah, United States