Gary J. Coleman
|Gary J. Coleman|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|June 6, 1992– April 5, 1997|
|Called by||Ezra Taft Benson|
|End reason||Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 5, 1997– October 1, 2011|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 1, 2011|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Gary Jerome Coleman
September 18, 1941
Wenatchee, Washington, United States
Coleman was born in Wenatchee, Washington. He was raised a Roman Catholic in the Diocese of Spokane. As a student at Washington State University, Coleman was introduced to LDS Church by John M. Madsen and Judith Renee England. At age 21, Coleman was baptized into the LDS Church by Madsen, and then married England.
LDS Church service
Prior to his call as a general authority, Coleman was an instructor in the Church Educational System. At the time of his call as a general authority he was the assistant director of the Institute of Religion in Ogden, Utah, adjacent to Weber State University.
Coleman was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in 1992 and transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1997. On October 1, 2011, Coleman was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and designated as an emeritus general authority at the church's general conference.
- 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007) p. 43
- "Elder Gary J. Coleman Of the Seventy," Ensign, August 1992, p. 76