Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Latter-day Saints stand and sing with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the morning session of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calling of 10 new General Authority Seventies, including the first African-American, 55 Area Seventies and a new Sunday School Presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference.

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President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, announced the changes in the opening moments of the session.

The new General Authority Seventies include Elder Ruben V. Alliaud; Elder Jorge M. Alvarado, Elder Hans T. Boom, Elder L. Todd Budge, Elder Ricardo P. Gimenez, Elder Peter M. Johnson, Elder John A. McCune, Elder James R. Rasband, Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai and Elder Alan R. Walker.

Elder Johnson is the first African-American general authority, according to Church Public Affairs.

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