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 served twice 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 are the parents of six children.
Pinegar earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (BYU), a master's degree from San Francisco State College, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. He joined the faculty at BYU in 1967 and eventually became 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.
In 1971, Pinegar became president of the LDS Church's North Carolina–Virginia Mission. One year later, 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 from 1989 to 1995 and was the senior president from 1994 to 1995.
In 1999 and 2000, Pinegar presided at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the church's Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Reno Nevada, Lubbock Texas and Snowflake Arizona temples. In 2001, Pinegar was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and designated as an emeritus general authority.
- 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)[full citation needed]