February 28, 2023

Get to know President Gordon B. Hinckley

This map below was created to help find other Church Sites and Articles. Each point will have articles in the description about that point

(below the map is the rest of the article)

Gordon B. Hinckley is the fifteenth Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

President Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Bryant Stringham Hinckley and Ada Bitner Hinckley on 23 of June 1910.

When Gordon B. Hinckley was young, he was very sick. When he was two years old he caught Whooping Cough. It was very hard on his little body. It was hard on his lungs and his legs and it almost cost him his life. After that time he had a terrible time with asthma and allergies.

When President Hinckley was boy he went to Roosevelt Jr. High and to LDS High School. LDS High School was torn down to make the Church Office Building.

When President Hinckley was twenty years old his mother died, in 1930, of cancer.

In 1933 Gordon B. Hinckley served his mission in England. He served his mission during the Great Depression. There was very little money to pay for his mission. When President Hinckley was asked to go, he told his father and his father said he would do everything he could to help Gordon serve a mission. They discovered a savings account his mother had put aside and it was enough to help he go on a mission. President Hinckley compared it to “the widow’s mite”.

President Hinckley met his wife in Primary. Marjory Pay lived across the street from the Hinckley’s, and she was a beautiful little girl. President Hinckley said as they grew older he had a ‘good sense’ to marry her. After, Gordon went to college at the University of Utah, he married Marjory at age 26, in 1937.

When Gordon was 26 he was called to serve on the Sunday School General Board.

At 51, Gordon B.Hinckley was ordained an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1961.

In 1981, President Hinckley was called to be the third counselor in the General Presidency, because all three men serving in the presidency suffered from poor health, including the prophet Spencer W. Kimball.

In 1982, at age 72 President Hinckley was called as a counselor to President Kimball, when President Tanner died. He was later called as a counselor to President Benson and President Hunter.

In 1995, at age 84, President Hinckley was sustained as Prophet of the Church on April 1, with Thomas S. Monson and James E. Faust as his counselors.

President Hinckley set a goal to have 100 operating temple by the year 2000. There were 124 Temples working Temples as his death in 2008. Through the revelation of “small temples” this was able to happen!

President Hinckley introduced the “Perpetual Education Fund” to help young people in third world countries receive loans to help with their education.

During his time as Prophet, the “Proclamation to the Family” was released.

Latter-Day Saints Charities was created to sent supplies and help to people throughout the world, in need of assistance.

The conference center of the Church was built under the direction of President Hinckley. It was dedicated at the October conference 2005.

On April 6, 2004 the wife of President Hinckley, Marjory Pay Hinckley passed away. It was a crushing blow to the prophet.

On January 27, 2008 President Gordon B.Hinckley passed away.

President Hinckley spent 27 continuous years in the First Presidency of the Church!!

More Blog Posts:

Get to know Prophet Spencer W. Kimball

Christopher Columbus Quotes by LDS Leaders

How Latter-Day Saint Mexican Colonies, helped get more Temples to Mexico

Places to Visit:

Fresno California Temple Fun Facts

Redlands California Temple

How Latter-Day Saint Mexican Colonies, helped get more Temples to Mexico

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram