Rex D. Pinegar
|Rex D. Pinegar|
|First Council of the Seventy|
|October 6, 1972– October 1, 1976|
|Called by||Harold B. Lee|
|End reason||Position abolished|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|October 1, 1976– October 6, 2001|
|Called by||Spencer W. Kimball|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Presidency of the Seventy|
|September 30, 1989– August 15, 1995|
|Called by||Ezra Taft Benson|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 6, 2001|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Born||Rex Dee Pinegar
September 18, 1931
Orem, Utah, United States
Rex Dee Pinegar (born September 18, 1931) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1972. He has twice served as a member of the church's seven-man Presidency of the Seventy.
After his military service, Pinegar returned to Spanish Fork and married Bonnie Lee Crabb in January 1955. They had six children.
Pinegar earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, a master's degree from San Francisco State College, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. He joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1967 and eventually became the chairman of the Educational Psychology department. During his time at BYU, Pinegar became a member of the general board of the LDS Church's Deseret Sunday School Union.
Inn 1971, Pinegar became the president of the LDS Church's North Carolina–Virginia Mission. Just one year later, in 1972, he became a member of the seven-man First Council of the Seventy. Pinegar held this position until the First Council of the Seventy was replaced by the Presidency of the Seventy in 1976; at this time Pinegar became an inaugural member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. From 1979 to 1985, Pinegar was the second counselor to Robert L. Backman in the general presidency of the church's Young Men organization. From 1985 to 1989, he was the first counselor to Vaughn J Featherstone in the same organization.
Pinegar was a member of the Presidency of the Seventy between 1989 and 1995, and from 1994 to 1995 he was the senior president of the seven-man presidency.
In 1999, Pinegar presided at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple and the Reno Nevada Temple of the church. In 2000, he presided at similar ceremonies for the Lubbock Texas Temple and the Snowflake Arizona Temple. In 2001, Pinegar was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and became an emeritus general authority. From 2002 to 2005, Pinegar was the president of the church's Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple.
- David Mitchell, “President Rex D. Pinegar Of the First Council of the Seventy,” Ensign, January 1973, p. 18.
- 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007)