General Authorities

Below are past and present Africans who have served as Church leaders outside of the stake level.

Ahadjie, Richard K.

2007, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Ahadjie is from Accra, Ghana.

April 2007 General Conference
1 April 2007 Deseret News

Bricknell, Colin H.

2008, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Bricknell is from Krugersdorp, South Africa.

April 2008 General Conference
6 April 2008 Deseret News

Chukwurah, Christopher N.

1997, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Chukwurah is from Lagos, Nigeria.

April 12, 1997 Church News

Davis, M.T. Ben

2013, called as area seventy. Edler Davis is from Ghana.

Dub, Edward

2013, called to First Quorum of the Seventy. Elder Dube is from Zimbabwe and had been previously called as an area seventy.

Eka, David W.

1997, Called as Area Authority Seventy within the Africa Area. In 1998, he was assigned to the newly created Africa West Area. Elder Eka had served as a Regional Representative from 1990 until his call to be an Area Authority Seventy. Incidentally, Elder Eka was the first stake president of the Aba Nigeria Stake, the first black African stake and the first West African stake, created in 1998.

April 2000 Ensign
April 12, 1997 Church News

Ekong, Ini B.

2010, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Ekong is from Etigan, Nigeria.

Giddey, Mervyn C.

2013, called as area seventy. Elder Giddey is from South Africa.

Golden, Christoffel

2001, Called to the First Quorum of the Seventy. 1997, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Golden is from Krugersdorp, South Africa, and serves in the Africa Southeast Area presidency.

April 2001 General Conference
August 2000 Ensign
April 12, 1997 Church News

Hill, Garith C.

2007, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Hill is from Hillcrest, South Africa.

April 2007 General Conference
1 April 2007 Deseret News

Ihesiene, Frederick C.

2007, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Ihesiene is from Aba, Nigeria.

April 2007 General Conference
1 April 2007 Deseret News

Inyon, Aniefiok Udo

Called as an area seventy. Elder Inyon is from Uyo, Nigeria. (April 2012 General Conference)

Kissi, Emmanuel A.

2002, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Kissi is from Accra, Ghana. He was released in 2007.

April 2002 General Conference
20 April 2002 Church News

Kola, Kapumba T.

2002, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Kola is from Kinshasa, Congo.

April 2007 General Conference
1 April 2007 Deseret News

Koranteng, John A.

2013, called as area seventy. Elder Koranteng is from Ghana.

Mabaya, L. Jean Claude

Called as an area seventy. Elder Mabaya is from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. (April 2012 General Conference)

Madu, Declan O.

2008, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Madu is from Owerri, Nigeria.

April 2008 General Conference
6 April 2008 Deseret News

Mensah, Freebody A.

2009, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Mensah is from Takoradi, Ghana.

April 2009 General Conference
4 April 2009 Deseret News

Mkhabela, T. Jackson

2010, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Ekong is from Gauteng, South Africa.

Odume, Alexander A.

2003, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Odume is from Benin City, Nigeria.

April 2003 General Conference
April 19, 2003 Church News

Ojediran, Adeyinka A.

Called as an area seventy. Elder Ojediran is from Lagos, Nigeria. (April 2012 General Conference)

Olukanni, Adesina J.

2003, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Olukanni is from Ikeja, Nigeria.

April 2003 General Conference
April 19, 2003 Church News

Opare, Emmanuel O., Sr

2000, Called to serve in the Africa West Area Presidency. 1997, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy.  Elder Opare is from Accra, Ghana.

August 2000 Ensign
April 12, 1997 Church News

Ounleu, Norbert K.

2008, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Ounleu is from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

April 2008 General Conference
6 April 2008 Deseret News

Sitati, Joseph W.

2004, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. 2009, April, called to the First Quorum of the Seventy. Elder Sitati is from Nairobi, Kenya.

Deseret News, 4 April 2004
Salt Lake Tribune, 17 April 2009

Usi, Hesbon O.

2009, April, Called as an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Usi is from Nairobi, Kenya.

April 2009 General Conference
4 April 2009 Deseret News

Yirenya-Tawiah, Daniel

Called as an area seventy. Elder Yirenya-Tawaiah is from Tema, Ghana. (April 2012 General Conference)

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