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Wilford W. Andersen

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Wilford W. Andersen
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04)
Called byThomas S. Monson
Personal details
BornWilford Wayne Andersen
(1949-08-22) August 22, 1949 (age 71)
Mesa, Arizona, United States

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Wilford Wayne Andersen (born August 22, 1949) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2009.

Andersen received a bachelor's degree in business management from Brigham Young University in 1973, and a juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1976. As young man, he served as a missionary for the church in the Argentina South Mission.

Professionally, Andersen has practiced law and has been involved in real estate development since 1979.[1]. In the 1990s he was the LDS spokesman in the Phoenix area.[2]. He was President of the Mesa-Maricopa Stake in 2001.[3]

Andersen has served in a variety of assignments in the LDS Church, including Institute of Religion instructor, temple ordinance worker, bishop, stake high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, and stake president. He was president of the Mexico Guadalajara Mission from 2002 to 2005 and an area seventy from 2007 to 2009. He was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2009. From August 2009 to August 2012, he served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Caribbean Area.[4][5][6][7] From August 2012 to August 2014 he served as the area's president.[8][9][10] Since August 2015, he has helped supervise the church's work in the Middle East/North Africa. This assignment is administered from the church's headquarters.[11]

Andersen married Kathleen Bennion in 1975, in the Provo Utah Temple, and they are the parents of nine children.

See also[edit]

  • List of general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


  1. "Wilford W. Andersen", Church News, 2009-06-06.
  2. Villa, Judi (7 January 1999). "MORMON STAKE RESPONDS QUICKLY TO CALL FOR HELP". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  3. Ettenborough, Kelly (24 March 2001). "Church pushes for name change `Mormon' was once an insult; today, it just doesn't convey the church's beliefs". Seattle Times. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. "LDS church president speaks at conference". Idaho State Journal. 4 April 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. "Area Leadership Assignments 2009", Church News, 2 May 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  6. "Area Leadership Assignments 2010", Church News, 8 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  7. "Area Leadership Assignments, 2011", Church News, 29 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  8. "Area Leadership Assignments, 2012", Church News, 5 May 2012.
  9. "Area Leadership Assignments, 2013", Church News, 25 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  10. "Area Leadership Assignments, 2014", Church News, 3 May 204. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  11. "LDS First Presidency announces area leadership assignments", Church News, 2 May 2015.


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