“Sunday School Counselor Called,” Ensign, Oct. 1979, 79
Dr. J. Hugh Baird has been called as second counselor in the general presidency of the Sunday School.
Dr. Baird, a professor of secondary education and foundations at Brigham Young University, was called by the First Presidency to replace William D. Oswald, former second counselor who has been called as first counselor. The former first counselor, Dr. Joe J. Christensen, has been called as president of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.
Dr. Russell M. Nelson continues as general president of the Sunday School.
The new second counselor has served on the Sunday School General Board executive committee and is chairman of the teaching improvement committee. He and his wife, Florence Richards Baird, have nine children.