Lino Alvarez

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Mormon Seventy Lino Alvarez
Elder Lino Alvarez
Lino Alvarez (born 18 July 1944) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1992 to 1997. Following his service as a general authority, Alvarez served as principal of the Church-owned Benemerito Prepratory School in Mexico City, Mexico.

Alvarez was born in Arteaga, Coahuila to Lino Alvarez and Margarita Vasquez. In 1956, when they were living in Saltillo, the Alvarez family joined the Church. Alvarez served as an missionary in the West Mexican Mission from 1965 to 1967, spending a good part of his mission in Sinaloa.

Alvarez has a bachelor's degree in education. He met his wife, Argelia Villanueva, when he was teaching at a small school in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Alvarez later taught at Church schools in Mexico and Chile as well as Seminary and Institute classes. At the time of his call as a general authority, Alvarez was the Church Educational System Area Director for Mexico. Alverez was involved in establishing Institutes of Religion at many of the major universities in Mexico.

While living in Chile, Alvarez served as a district president. He was president of the Mexico City South Mission from 1982 to 1985. He later served as a regional representative with responsibility over Nicaragua. He had also served as regional representative over the Monterrey and Saltillo regions of Mexico.[1]

In 1992, Alvarez became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. In this position, Alvarez served in the Central America Area Presidency.[2] In 1997, Alvarez was released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy and as a general authority.

The Alvarezes have three children.


  1. “’85 Mexico Quake: Ruins Then, Greater Faith Today,” Ensign, June 1986, pp. 76–78.
  2. “New Area Presidencies,” Ensign, September 1995, pp. 74–76.