Gordon B. Hinckley

Prophets of the Restoration

Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th President of the Church

Born in Salt Lake City on June 23, 1910, Gordon B. Hinckley was prepared from his youth to be a prophet. After graduating from the University of Utah, he was called to serve a mission to Great Britain. After he returned, he embarked on a lifetime of service for the Church. He was employed as the executive secretary of the Church Radio, Publicity, and Literature committee before he was called to be an Apostle in 1961. He was later called to serve as a counselor to President Kimball, President Benson, and President Hunter. After becoming Church President on March 12, 1995, he directed the most intense temple-building program in the history of the Church in an effort to extend temple blessings to more members. He exhibited vitality and energy as he traveled about the world meeting and speaking to members of the Church. Through television interviews and national press publications, he increased media attention and improved the public image of the Church. He counseled Church members to fellowship new converts, befriend members of other faiths, live exemplary lives, and avoid the evils of the world.

Gordon B. Hinckley Videos

Testimony of Gordon B. Hinckley
President Gordon B. Hinckley testifies of Jesus Christ and his love for the Master. (2:39)
Preparation of Gordon B. Hinckley: A Testimony of Joseph Smith
Attending a priesthood meeting with his father, young Gordon Hinckley hears men sing of the Prophet Joseph Smith. (1:27)
Preparation of Gordon B. Hinckley: Following the Crowd
Young Gordon Hinckley learns that following the crowd can lead to trouble. (1:52)
Preparation of Gordon B. Hinckley: Forget Yourself and Go to Work
A missionary letter from his father motivates Elder Gordon Hinckley to dedicate himself to the Lord’s work. (2:03)
Ministry of Gordon B. Hinckley: Love for the People
While preparing for a groundbreaking ceremony, President Hinckley learns that an old missionary companion is in the audience. He seeks him out. (1:31)
Ministry of Gordon B. Hinckley: Temple Building
The construction of temples across the globe allows the blessings of the temple to attend Latter-day Saint families wherever they reside. (1:57)
Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley: Standing for Something
President Gordon B. Hinckley teaches of honesty, morality, forgiveness, and gratitude. (1:25)
Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley: Be a Little Kinder
President Gordon B. Hinckley teaches the Saints to show kindness and love to all. (1:39)
Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley: The Six “B”s
President Gordon B. Hinckley instructs the youth of the Church of their divinity and nobility. (2:20)
Ministry of Gordon B. Hinckley: Bringing the Church Out of Obscurity

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