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Departing Church Historian shares history, purpose of the calling
MR says: “I think our history is very faith-promoting and very optimistic, a very wonderful thing to study and to draw from and to be a part of.” —Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, Church Historian and RecorderWhen Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy was called as Church Historian and Recorder in 2005, he filled a position that stemmed from the earliest days of the Church but had been vacant since 1997 and essentially inactive since 1989.
Now, with his release pending in October, when he will become an emeritus General Authority, Elder Jensen looks back on a remarkable string of accomplishments by the Church History Department during his seven-year tenure. He detailed some of them in a June 21 address at the Church History Museum.
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