General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Neil Linden Andersen was named an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009.

Elder Andersen was serving as the senior member of the Presidency of the Seventy prior to his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve. He was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 1993, at age 41. He previously led the work of the Church in southern Brazil and, again as a member of an area presidency, oversaw the Church in western Europe. He has also assisted in supervising the work of the Church in Mexico and Central America. In addition, he supervised Church audiovisual production, including the filming of The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd and managed construction of the broadcast facilities in the Conference Center as the executive director of the Church Audiovisual Department. He speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish in addition to his native English.

Prior to his call as a General Authority, Elder Andersen served as a mission president in the France Bordeaux Mission and as president of the Tampa Florida Stake.

Elder Andersen was born in Logan, Utah, and raised in Pocatello, Idaho, on a dairy farm where he remembers doing “typical Idaho farm work, from morning to night.”

He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he was a Hinckley Scholar, and earned a masters of business administration from Harvard University. After completing his education, he settled in Tampa, Florida, where his business interests included advertising, real estate development and health care.

Elder Andersen and his wife, Kathy Williams Andersen, are the parents of four children.

General conference talks

FruitOctober 2019 General Conference

The Eye of FaithApril 2019 General Conference

WoundedOctober 2018 General Conference

The Prophet of GodApril 2018 General Conference

The Voice of the LordOctober 2017 General Conference

Overcoming the WorldApril 2017 General Conference

A Witness of GodOctober 2016 General Conference

“Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me”April 2016 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Neil L. Andersen

Full Name Neil L. Andersen

August 9, 1951

Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

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