Leader Biography

Elder Randall K. Bennett 

Elder Randall K. Bennett was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. He served in the Europe East Area Presidency in Moscow, Russia from 2011 to 2015. He also served as mission president of the Russia Samara Mission from 2007 to 2010. He currently assists Elder Gerrit W. Gong in supervising the North America Northeast Area and he also serves as an Assistant Executive Director in the Priesthood and Family Department.

Elder Bennett earned a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Alberta and a master of science degree in orthodontics from Loma Linda University in California.

Elder Bennett has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the France Paris and France Toulouse Missions, counselor in stake and ward Young Men presidencies, high councilor, and branch president at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.

Elder Bennett was born in Magrath, Alberta, Canada, on June 17, 1955. He married Shelley Dianne Watchman in April 1977. They are the parents of four children.

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