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Jay E. Jensen is a member of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born in Utah on 5 February 1942, and grew up in Mapleton, Utah. He married Lona Lee Child on 1 November 1963 in the Manti Temple. They had six children.

Elder Jensen was the Church’s director of Scriptures Coordination at the time of his call to the Seventy; he handled the details of scripture authorizations, translation, publication, and distribution worldwide, under the direction of the General Authorities.

Elder Jensen was bishop of the Suncrest Third Ward, Orem Utah Suncrest Stake, at the time of his call. In addition to being a mission president (of the Cali Columbia Mission), he has been a counselor in a stake presidency, a stake executive secretary, a high councilor, a counselor in a bishopric, a branch president at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and a counselor in the presidency there.

He has worked for many years in the Church Educational System, the Missionary Department, and the Curriculum Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and history, a master’s in Church history and doctrine, and a doctor of education degree from Brigham Young University. [1]

Elder Jensen served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy until April 1, 1995, when he was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy. On Octber 4, 2008, Elder Jensen was sustained to the Presidency of the Seventy.

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