Rex D. Pinegar
|Rex D. Pinegar|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 6, 2001|
|Presidency of the Seventy|
|September 30, 1989– August 15, 1995|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|October 1, 1976– October 6, 2001|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|First Council of the Seventy|
|October 6, 1972– October 1, 1976|
|End reason||Position abolished|
|Born||Rex Dee Pinegar|
September 18, 1931
Orem, Utah, United States
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Rex Dee Pinegar (born September 18, 1931) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1972. He served twice as a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy.
Early life and education
Pinegar was born in Orem, Utah, and was raised in Spanish Fork, Utah. From 1950 to 1954, he served in the United States Navy, primarily in the Pacific.
After his military service, Pinegar returned to Spanish Fork and married Bonnie Lee Crabb in January 1955. They are the parents of six children.
Pinegar earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (BYU), a master's degree from San Francisco State College, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. Pinegar joined the faculty at BYU in 1967 and eventually became chairman of the Educational Psychology Department.
LDS Church service
During his time at BYU, Pinegar became a member of the general board of the LDS Church's Deseret Sunday School Union.
In 1971, Pinegar became president of the LDS Church's North Carolina–Virginia Mission. One year later, he became a member of the seven-man First Council of the Seventy. Pinegar held this position until the First Council of the Seventy was replaced by the Presidency of the Seventy in 1976; at that time Pinegar became an inaugural member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. From 1979 to 1985, Pinegar was the second counselor to Robert L. Backman in the church's Young Men General Presidency. From 1985 to 1989, he was the first counselor to Vaughn J Featherstone in the same organization.
Pinegar was again a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 1989 to 1995 and was the senior president from 1993 to 1995.
In 1999 and 2000, Pinegar presided at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the church's Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Reno Nevada, Lubbock Texas and Snowflake Arizona temples. In 2001, Pinegar was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and designated as an emeritus general authority.
From 2002 to 2005, Pinegar was the president of the church's Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple.
- David Mitchell, "President Rex D. Pinegar Of the First Council of the Seventy," Ensign, January 1973, p. 18.
- 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007).[full citation needed]
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