Mervyn B. Arnold
Mervyn Bennion Arnold is a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 4, 2009, and had been serving in the Second Quorum of the Seventy since April 5, 2003. He was designated emeritus status on October 6, 2018.
Previous to those calls, he had served as president of the Costa Rica San José Mission (1985–1988), high councilor, stake presidency counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, and stake Young Men president. He served a full-time mission in the Northern Mexico Mission.
Arnold was born on July 19, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in the farming area of Granger. He received his bachelor’s degree in business and his master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University. During his career, he founded and co-owned a building and development company and co-founded Guardian State Bank.
Arnold and his wife, Devonna, are the parents of six children.