Spencer Woolley Kimball

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1895 March 28
Death Date
1985 November 5
Gender
Male

Years of Church and community leadership preceded his calling as an Apostle on October 7, 1943. Overcoming severe health problems, he became the twelfth Church President on December 30, 1973, at the age of 78. He led the Church with spiritual power and energetic determination during a period of dramatic vitality and growth. His administration produced significant advances in doctrinal understanding, member unity, and gospel expansion worldwide. In the 12 years of his presidency, the number of operating temples doubled, the number of missionaries increased by 50 percent, and the priesthood was extended to all worthy male members. Ordained an apostle on 7 October 1943 and became the 12th President of the Church on 30 December 1973. (CH, Prophets of the Restoration)

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Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

1895 March 28
Mother
Olive Woolley
Father
Andrew Kimball

Baptized by George A. Hoopes

1907 October 5 (Age 12)

Served in Central States Mission

1914 October–1916 December (Age 19) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Thatcher, Graham, Arizona
Set Apart By
Seymour B. Young
Additional Notes

Served as president of the Missouri Conference in 1916.

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departed from home

1914 October 21 (Age 19)

Receives Revelation Extending Priesthood to All Worthy Male Members

1978 September 30 (Age 83)

D&C: Official Declaration 2 at Salt Lake City, Utah

Death in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1985 November 5 (Age 90)
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Spencer Woolley Kimball (1895 - 1985) Profile
Central States Mission companions - L-R: Spencer W Kimball and Melvin E Phippen
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Elder Kimball
Central States Missionaries
Elders Kimball and Hawkes
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