Leader Biography

Elder Gary B. Sabin

Elder Gary B. Sabin was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2016. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America West Area. He previously served as President of the Europe Area (2019–2021). He is currently serving as Assistant Executive Director of the Temple Department.

Elder Sabin received associate and bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Stanford University. He was the founder and chairman/CEO of two New York Stock Exchange-listed companies focused on commercial real estate ownership. He was also the founder and chairman of Sabin Holdings, an international real estate firm. He has served as a director on several public company and nonprofit boards and is the founder of The Sabin Children’s Foundation, which provides children’s health care in third-world countries.

Elder Sabin has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Netherlands/Belgium Mission, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, stake mission president, Young Men president, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Gary Byron Sabin was born in Provo, Utah, on April 7, 1954. He married Valerie Purdy in August 1976. They are the parents of six children.

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