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Gary E. Stevenson

Gary E. Stevenson
Presiding Bishop
March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Predecessor H. David Burton
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05) – March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
End reason Called to be Presiding Bishop
Personal details
Born Gary Evan Stevenson
(1955-08-06) August 6, 1955
Ogden, Utah, United States
Alma mater Utah State University (B.S.)
Spouse Lesa Jean Higley
Children 4

Gary Evan Stevenson (born August 5, 1955) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2008. He is currently the church's Presiding Bishop and is the fourteenth man to serve in this position.

Stevenson was born in Ogden, Utah. He was an LDS Church missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission in the mid-1970s. After this, he attended the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University where he met his wife, the former Lesa Jean Higley. They were married in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple and have four sons.

Prior to his call as a general authority, Stevenson worked as the chief operating officer of ICON Health & Fitness. He has also served on the Marriott School of Management National Advisory Council and the Utah State University Foundation Board.

In the LDS Church, Stevenson has served as a bishop and a counselor in a stake presidency. He served as president of the Japan Nagoya Mission from 2004 to 2007.

Stevenson became a member of the LDS Church's First Quorum of the Seventy at the April 2008 general conference. During his time in the Seventy, Stevenson served both as a counselor and as president of the church's Asia North Area. On 31 March 2012, he was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and sustained as the church's Presiding Bishop.


  • Church News, June 28, 2008, p. 7
  • “Elder Gary E. Stevenson,” Liahona, May 2008, p. 138
  • "Bishop Gary E. Stevenson", Liahona, May 2012.

External links

  • "General Authorities: Bishop Gary E. Stevenson",
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
H. David Burton
Presiding Bishop
March 31, 2012 –

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