Lynn G. Robbins

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Lynn G. Robbins
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 5, 1997 (1997-04-05) – April 1, 2000 (2000-04-01)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 2000 (2000-04-01)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Presidency of the Seventy
April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Lynn Grant Robbins
(1952-10-27) October 27, 1952 (age 61)
Payson, Utah, United States

Lynn Grant Robbins (born 27 October 1952) was a co-founder of Franklin Quest Company and has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1997. He has been a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy since April 2014.

Robbins was born in Payson, Utah and was raised in Springville, Utah. He is a great-great-grandson of George Reynolds. From 1971 to 1973 he served as a LDS Church missionary in the Argentina North Mission. After his mission he married Jan Nielson and they are the parents of seven children.

Robbins received a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Utah State University and a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.

In 1983, Robbins was one of the founders of the Franklin Institute, which later became Franklin Quest and eventually Franklin Covey.

Amongst other positions in the LDS Church, Robbins has served as an early-morning seminary teacher and as a bishop. From 1994 to 1997 Robbins was president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission. In this position, Robbins started a program to involve the youth of the church in directly working with the missionaries that led to several baptisms.

Robbins was called as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in 1997. In 2000 he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 2003 and 2004 he was a member of the general presidency of the church's Young Men organization. As a general authority, he has served in several area presidencies and in 2011 was appointed Executive Director of the Media Services Department.

At the church's April 2014 General Conference Robbins was accepted by the membership as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, succeeding Tad R. Callister, who was appointed as general president of the church's Sunday School.[1]

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  1. ^ "Leadership Change, New General Authorities and New Sunday School General Presidency Announced". 

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