Steven R. Bangerter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 29, 1961. He married Susann Alexis Hughes in 1983. They are the parents of six children.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies from Arizona State University in 1989. In 1993, he received a juris doctor degree from the Western State University College of Law.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Canada Vancouver Mission, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president and Area Seventy.
At the time of his call, Elder Steven R. Bangerter had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah South Area. He is currently serving as First Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency. Previously, he served as assistant to the North America West and North America Northwest Area Presidencies.
He practiced law with Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog from 1993 to 2003. From 2004 to 2018 he served as managing partner for Bangerter Frazier & Graff, PC. His legal career has focused on representing churches and other faith-based organizations.