Ben B. Banks

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Ben B. Banks
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06)
End reason Transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06) – October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1999 (1999-08-15) – August 15, 2002 (2002-08-15)
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
Personal details
Born Benjamin Berry Banks
(1932-04-04) April 4, 1932 (age 84)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Benjamin Berry Banks (born April 4, 1932) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1989. He was a member of the seven-man Presidency of the Seventy from 1999 to 2002 and has also been president of the church's Jordan River Utah Temple.

Banks was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Before becoming a general authority, Banks served in the church as a stake president[1] and bishop. From 1987 to 1989 he was president of the church's Scotland Edinburgh Mission.

On April 1, 1989, Banks became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1992. As a general authority, Banks served as an Assistant Director of the church's Historical Department.[2] He was president of the church's Utah South Area during the late 1990s.[3] In 1997, Banks presided at the groundbreaking for the Monticello Utah Temple.[4]

In 2002, Banks was designated as an emeritus general authority and became president of the Jordan River Utah Temple,[5] where he served until 2005.[6]

In September 2005, Banks and his wife, Susan, became the directors of Church Hosting.[7]


  1. ^ Church News, 1999-04-20.[full citation needed]
  2. ^ Church News, 1998-04-19, p. Z05.[full citation needed]
  3. ^ Church News, 1998-11-07, p. Z5.[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Church News, 1997-11-22, p. Z3.[full citation needed]
  5. ^ Church News, 2002-08-04, p. Z12.[full citation needed]
  6. ^ Church News, 2005-08-20, p. Z13.[full citation needed]
  7. ^ Church News, 2005-09-24, p. Z04.[full citation needed]


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