“General Authorities information &
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints information” website
(as well as a website containing several other intriguing topics)
Compiled by Michael Taylor of Provo, Utah
The main purpose of this website is to present interesting and instructional information about the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (past and present), temples, missionary work, and growth of the church. Several other topics, both church-related and non-church-related, are included, all of which are listed in the menu below. Hopefully, this material will not only be informative, but uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining as well.
- This website is not sponsored by nor endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Michael Taylor is solely responsible for its content.
- To share a suggestion, comment, or correction, please send me an email at [email protected] .
- Click on a light blue topic listed below to navigate to a desired section.
- Clickable links found at the bottom of each page allow navigation of the website.
- Please notice the “Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month” section that follows the main menu.
* Main Menu, items listed alphabetically *
- “Answers To Gospel Questions” — a guide to the doctrinal 5-volume set by President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th President of the Church
- Basic information and doctrine — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its doctrine, principles, and history
- Church growth — statistics regarding the growth and expansion of the church in this dispensation
- Challenging questions — scriptural answers to challenging doctrinal questions, and “The Trial”
- ‘Engravos’ — Description of and references to possible engraving errors found throughout the Book of Mormon
- General authorities — facts and figures about our General Authorities of this dispensation
- Glen L. Rudd Foundation — information about a wonderful charitable foundation honoring Elder Glen L. Rudd
- “Jesus The Christ” and “The Life of Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by James E. Talmage and Frederic William Farrar in their landmark books
- Missionary matters – stories, articles, and other material pertaining to missionaries and missionary work
- Names, unique — unusual or uncommon names, of individuals and of family groups, that I have collected over the years
- Our Savior — various items and topics relating to the Lord, Jesus Christ
- Personal items — books read, half-marathons run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English, KnoWhy index, Operation On Target
- Quizzes — entertaining quiz questions dealing with General Authorities, church history, and general topics, to test your acumen
- Scripture chains — a wide-ranging collection of scriptures related by topic or doctrine, and organized into ‘chains’
- Scriptures — commentaries, stories, scripture mastery verses
- Stories, quotes, jokes, puns, sermons — entertaining stories, quotes, scripture jokes and puns, including knee-slappers and groaners; also talks
- Talks, Classic — classic, timeless talks and sermons by our inspired General Authorities
- Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center
(October, November, and December of 2023)
- Scripture joke of the month: Children, are you tired of having to wash your hands before dinner? Just read Matthew 15:20 to your parents and your woes are over. That verse states: “…to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man [or child].” More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here
- Hymn joke of the month: What is the favorite hymn of LDS Internal Revenue Service workers? Hymn # 219, “Because I Have Been Given Much” More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
- Engravo of the month: Alma 50:32 — “Now behold, the people who were in the land Bountiful, OR RATHER MORONI, feared that they would hearken to the words of Morianton”. This is another classic engravo. The engraver simply engraved the wrong place, and corrected the misprint with an additional phrase. More engravos (as well as an explanation of what an engravo is) can be found by clicking here.
- Church history quiz of the month:
- QUESTION: When David O. McKay was sustained as President of the Church in April of 1951, who were the men chosen to be his counselors?
- ANSWER: Elders Stephen L. Richards and J. Reuben Clark were chosen as President McKay’s counselors.
- Quote of the month: “Coupled with prayer and the power of the priesthood that ought to be in all of our lives, the greatest source of spirituality available to us is the word of God — the scriptures, the revelations.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, page 212, Our Day Star Rising.
- Vocabulary word of the month: panoply – a complete or impressive collection of things. Elder James E. Talmage uses this word in his masterpiece, Jesus the Christ, on page 516, line 28. More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
- Unique girl name of the month: Precious Bubbles. This is the first and middle names of a little girl in Utah. These names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique. More unique names can be found by clicking here.
- Unique boy name of the month: Anakin Sky Walker. These are the first, middle, and last names of a young boy here in Utah. This name and all others seen on this website are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique. More unique names can be found by clicking here.
- Another interesting Church history fact: When President Russell M. Nelson was born in 1924, there were 6 dedicated temples in the Church. On his 99th birthday, which was September 9, 2023, there were 179 dedicated temples! In other words, 173 temples have been dedicated in President Nelson’s lifetime!