Christoffel Golden Jr.
Christoffel Golden Jr. is an emeritus General Authority and former member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained on March 31, 2001. He had previously served in the Third Quorum of the Seventy in the Africa Southeast Area.
He was born on June 1, 1952, in Johannesburg, South Africa; he is a descendant of the early Dutch settlers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a post-graduate honors degree in international politics from the University of South Africa. Before becoming a full-time General Authority, his career was in business, specifically banking, pharmaceuticals, and marketing. He was area director for the Church Educational System and supervised Seminary and Institute.
Golden completed a term of service in the South African military in 1971. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ in 1972 and served as full-time missionary in South Africa, Area Authority, Institute teacher, bishop, and stake president. He and his wife, Diane, are the parents of four children. She also served as a missionary in the South Africa Mission.
He was designated emeritus General Authority on October 1, 2022.