Category:Presiding Bishopric (LDS)
For the Community of Christ organization, see Presiding Bishopric (CoC).
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Presiding Bishopric is the presidency of the Aaronic Priesthood throughout the church. The bishopric oversees the temporal affairs of the church under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Their years of service are found in the parentheses.
- Edward Partridge (Bishop, 1831-1840)
- Newel K. Whitney (First Bishop of the Church, 1844-1847; Presiding Bishop, 1847-1850)
- George Miller (Second Bishop of the Church, 1844-1846)
- Edward Hunter (1851-1883)
- William B. Preston (1884-1907)
- Charles W. Nibley (1907-1925)
- Sylvester Q. Cannon (1925-1938)
- LeGrand Richards (1938-1952)
- Joseph L. Wirthlin (1952-1961)
- John H. Vandenburg (1961-1972)
- Victor L. Brown (1972-1985)
- Robert D. Hales (1985-1994)
- Merrill J. Bateman (1994-1995)
- H. David Burton (1995-2012)
- Gary E. Stevenson (2012- )
- McMullin, Keith B. "The Presiding Bishopric." Ensign. (July 2005). Pages 46-48. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2005/07/the-presiding-bishopric?lang=eng (accessed 18 Dec 2014).
- Winder, Michael K., compiler. Presiding Bishops. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2003.
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