Leader Biography

Elder Lynn G. Robbins

Elder Lynn G. Robbins was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 1997.  He was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on April 5, 2014. He served as President of the South America South Area, the Central America Area, and the North America West Area. He has also served in the North America Central Area.

Elder Robbins currently has supervisory responsibility for the North America Southwest Area. He assists Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in supervising the Pacific and Philippines Areas. He also serves as a member of the Human Resources Committee.

His callings during his numerous years of Church service also include full-time missionary in the Argentina North Mission and president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission (1994–1997).

He received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and political science from Utah State University. In 1977, he received his MBA in world business from the American Graduate School of International Management. In his professional career, Elder Robbins was one of the founders of Franklin Quest. He finished his career there when he was called to preside over the Uruguay Montevideo Mission in 1994.

Lynn Grant Robbins was born in Springville, Utah, on October 27, 1952. He married Jan Nielson in June 1974. They are the parents of seven children.

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