I prayed, “Oh, Lord, please do not allow this good man to die because of my lack of faith!” I heard the following words in ...
L. Edward Brown was sustained as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996. Brother Brown served from 1996-2001 as a counselor and then president of the Asia North Area, which includes the countries of Japan and Korea. He was released at the October 2002 general conference.
Prior to his call to the Seventy, he had been with the Church Education System for 33 years as a seminary teacher, institute instructor and director, and area director of the Idaho East Area. He has served as an Area Seventy, a bishop, and stake president, and as a mission president in Korea from 1971 to 1974.
Brother Brown and his wife, Carol, served in the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, Brother Brown as second counselor in the temple presidency, and Sister Brown as assistant to the matron, from June of 2003 to November 2005. They were called as president and matron of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple in 2008 and were released November 1, 2011.
Brother Brown is a native of Logan, Utah, and holds a bachelor=s degree from Utah State University, master's and doctor's degrees from the University of Kansas. He is a former mayor and city council member of the City of Pocatello, Idaho, and has served three terms in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Brother Brown and his wife, who also grew up in Logan, Utah, have eight children and thirty-eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.