What is a General Authority 70?
General Authority Seventies are Church leaders called by the First Presidency to be “especial witnesses” and to assist the Twelve in “building up the church and regulating all the affairs” and “preaching and administering the gospel” throughout the world (Doctrine and Covenants 107:25, 34, 38).
How many General Authority 70s are there?
The Presidency of the Seventy consists of seven General Authority Seventies who are called by the First Presidency and preside over all the quorums of the Seventy.
Where is Gifford Nielsen?
He is currently serving as the President of the North America Central Area. After becoming an All-American quarterback at BYU, the Houston Oilers selected him in the third round of the 1978 NFL draft.
How many quorums of Seventy are there LDS?
There are currently 195 members of these six quorums. Members of these quorums are faithful brethren who live throughout the world. They are called Area Seventies, thus distinguishing them from General Authority Seventies.
Is Gifford Nielsen a general authority?
Elder S. Gifford Nielsen was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013.
How old is Gifford Nielsen?
67 years (October 25, 1954)Gifford Nielsen / Age
Who is Elder S Gifford Nielsen?
Elder Nielsen has served as an Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department and in the Pacific, North America Northeast, and North America Central Area Presidencies. He is currently serving as the President of the North America Central Area. Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Seventy.
How tall is Gifford Nielsen?
6′ 4″Gifford Nielsen / Height
How many quorums of the Seventy are there today?
There is currently one functioning Quorum of Seventy in the Apostolic United Brethren. Its members are distributed geographically among AUB congregations, with men ordained to this office called for life.