L. Lionel Kendrick


1931 –


Who is L. Lionel Kendrick?

Larry Lionel Kendrick has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1988. Since 2001, he has been an emeritus general authority.

Kendrick was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kendrick was active in a Protestant congregation in his youth and continued to be so after marrying Myrtis Lee Noble, a Mormon, in 1952. While attending a United States Air Force officers training school in Belleville, Illinois, Kendrick was baptized into the LDS Church. He returned to Baton Rouge and became a high school teacher.

After receiving an Ed.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Kendrick joined the faculty of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Prior to becoming a general authority in the LDS Church, Kendrick was a stake president and a regional representative of the Twelve. From 1985 to 1988 he was the president of the Florida Tampa Mission. In 1988, be became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

One year later, when the Second Quorum of the Seventy was created, Kendrick was transferred to that quorum. In 1991, he was transferred back to the First Quorum, where he served until 2001, when he received general authority emeritus status. In 1992 and 1993, Kendrick was the second counselor to Jack H Goaslind in the general presidency of the Young Men organization.

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Sep 19, 1931
Baton Rouge

on July 23, 2013


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