Gary B. Sabin
Elder Gary B. Sabin was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2016. He has served as a counselor and president of the Europe Area (2016–2021) and as Assistant Executive Director of the Temple Department. He is currently serving as the priesthood advisor to the Welfare and Self-Reliance Committee, as a member of the Boundary and Leadership Committee, and as first counselor in the North America West area presidency.
Elder Sabin has served in a variety of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Netherlands/Belgium Mission, elders quorum president, bishop, stake president, and Area Seventy.
Elder Sabin received associate and bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Prior to his call, he was the Chairman/CEO of Excel Realty Trust and Excel Trust, two public companies focused on commercial real estate ownership in the United States and Canada. He was also the founder and chairman of Sabin Holdings with a focus on real estate ownership in the Asia Pacific region. He has served as a director on several public company and nonprofit boards and is the founder of The Sabin Children’s Foundation, which provides children’s health care in third-world countries.
Gary Byron Sabin was born in Provo, Utah, on April 7, 1954. He married Valerie Purdy in August 1976. They are the parents of six children (two deceased).