Gary E. Stevenson
Gary Evan Stevenson
6 Aug 1955
Ogden, Utah, United States
TitleQuorum of the Twelve Apostles
OrganizationQuorum of the Twelve Apostles
Call Date29 Sep 2015
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Gary E. Stevenson

Gary E. Stevenson was sustained 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.

How do you #HearHim? Elder Gary E. Stevenson learned to recognize Jesus Christ's words through the Holy Ghost.
Gary E. Stevenson - How can I find peace and guidance through life’ s challenges? Prophets today are called to lead God’ s children.
The official portrait of Gary E. Stevenson.
Official Group Portrait of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  Photographed April 2018.   Front row, left to right: President Russell M. Ballard, Elders Jeffrey R. Holland, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook.  Back row: left to right:  D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen, Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson, Dale G. Renlund, Gerrit W. Gong and Ulisses Soares.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson speaks during a session of conference.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson gives a hug to one of his granddaughters after a press conference.

Personal Life

Gary E. 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, Gary E. Stevenson married Lesa J. Higley. They are the parents of four sons.

He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Utah State University.

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).

Professional Life

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.

Gary E. Stevenson 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.