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David A Bednar - Apostle of Jesus Christ

Updated on October 25, 2011

Who Is David A Bednar

Elder David Allan Bednar is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which means that he is a full time witness of Jesus Christ. He was called to serve in that capacity in October of 2004 at the age of 52. He is the youngest of the LDS Church apostles.

Previous to his calling as an apostle, Elder Bednar was the president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, where he oversaw the transition of the college into what is now BYU-Idaho.

Elder David A Bednar Discusses an Apostles Role

Elder David A Bednar - Education

Elder Bednar graduated from BYU with a B.A. degree in Communcations in 1976, followed by an M.A. degree in Organization Communication in 1977.  He later attended Purdue University, from which he received a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior in 1980.

Elder Bednar's Professional Life

Elder Bednar's professional life focused on teaching and education. He taught classes at the University of Arkansas and Texas Tech before becoming president of Ricks College.

During his time as a college professor, he received several awards for his excellence in teaching.

Teachings of David A Bednar

Like other members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Bednar speaks in the LDS General Conference meetings held twice each year.  Here are a couple of his recent talks.   The first one included below describes how conscientiously developing a spiritual warning system helps people to avoid problems in life and fulfill their spiritual capacity.

David A Bednar - Watching With All Perseverence Talk

Elder David A. Bednar - Receive the Holy Ghost

Elder Bednar's talk in October, 2010 taught about what it means to receive the Holy Ghost.  In this address, Elder Bednar emphasizes that receiving the Holy Ghost is not a passive event, but a directive to actively live so that the Holy Ghost influences ones lifestyle.

David A Bednar - Receive the Holy Ghost


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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Good hub, Great apostle of Jesus Christ.