Provided on November 25, 2003 by the Election Clerks of Davis and Salt Lake Counties in Utah. See photos of GA's home by scrolling down.
|Gordon B Hinckley||Prophet Seer and Revelator||Salt Lake||None|
|Thomas S Monson||1st Counselor 1st Pres||Salt Lake||Republican|
|James E Faust||2nd Counselor 1st Pres||Salt Lake||None|
|Boyd K Packer||Acting Pres of the 12||Salt Lake||None|
|L Tom Perry||Apostle||Salt Lake||Republican|
|Russell M Nelson||Apostle||Salt Lake||None|
|Dallin H Oaks||Apostle||Salt Lake||Republican|
|M Russell Ballard||Apostle||Salt Lake||None|
|Joseph B Wirthlin||Apostle||Salt Lake||None|
|Richard G Scott||Apostle||Salt Lake||None|
|Robert D Hales||Apostle||Salt Lake||Not registered|
|Jeffrey R Holland||Apostle||Salt Lake||Republican|
|Henry B Eyring||Apostle||Davis||Republican|
|Eldred G Smith||Church Patriarch||Salt Lake||None|
|H David Burton||Presiding Bishop||Salt Lake||Republican|
|Cecil O Samuelson||BYU President||Salt Lake||None|
|Sheri Dew||Pres Deseret Book||Salt Lake||Republican|
I am so proud of these church leaders. They have been very sucessful professionals in their live before the church; yet they live in these humble homes. Frankly, I would be embarresed if I was living in them they are so humble. jww - 02/22/2010 - Joe
Why doesn't this website post the careers of each of the Apostles? Their homes obviously reflect their incomes according to their careers and not allowances they receive from the church as Apostles. It would just provide additional clarity to their lives. Elder Oaks was the President of BYU and a member of the Supreme Court. Two highly paid positions. This website does more to preserve the principle of a lay ministry then hurts the church. Well done apostles. Side note: i saw elder Bednar's house as president of BYU Idaho. It was a rambler just like President Monson's. - 12/22/2008 - Phil
These men couldn't work a 9-5 job AND do everything that is asked of them as a general authority. It's not that they make money being general authorities, but rather, they are people who can afford to donate so much of their time to a non profitable cause. Most of us couldn't donate 70 hours a week of our time and provide for our children and families. Look at the homes they were in and the financial state they were in before they were GA's. You'll find that nearly all of them were at least moderately successful before they were GA's. - 08/20/2008 - Adam
Wow, Some of y'all are pretty bitter. Is this all you do with your time?
My mom did in-home day care, and if a kid came to her crying that someone else was being mean, she asked them to try to figure out the reason themselves. I don't really think any organization as big as the LDS church would be able to get away with the kind of pety discrimination that CANIGETAFU mentions. I'm sure if he really thought about it, he could figure out why he's been banned. If a 3-year old can do it, so can you.
Let's also check what these men did professionally before they were called to leadership positions before we judge them too harshly.
All y'all who are bitter at the church and just post here to try to cast doubt- pick up your soapbox, throw it away, and grow up. - 08/20/2008 - Flabergasted
I stumbled on to this site. Its ok the houses are cool. Dont really care where they live. I think these pro mormon antimormon site loose site n what truly matters. Your own personal relayionship with God. If you learn some great truth fro the Mormon church aweseome. if you learn it from the Catholics great, Or even God forbid an non Christian church. Truth it truth no matter who says it. So love mormons hate them whatever just remmeber in the end all that matters is What have you done with the gifts God has given you and did you make a differance for the better just the thoughts of a tired old man.... why do we care what politicall party some one is affliated with they are all stupid any way. Extreme left/right wing people are whats wrong with this nation... ok i'll stop no - 07/21/2008 - BOB
Sorry folks, the Eagle Gate 8th Ward was a single's ward and has been discontinued. Keep on guessing. - 03/19/2008 - InTheKnow
Don't get on the hit list of the security department of the Church. I have been banned from all Church owned property and from contacting the Brethren in any form, even for counseling by letter, for over 15 years now, for reasons unbeknown to me. I can't even be in a building if a General Authority might be present there. I think this department likes to victimize individuals and bully them. The Church on the surface preaches love and tolerance, but there is a secret undergirding that is mean and hateful that many people are not aware of. I think they must get quiet satisfaction and pleasure in knowing they can exert power and authority over people as they do. - -2/11/2008 - kkodey
I don't think that the guys that put this particular page together did so to make the church and or it's leaders look bad or to 'expose' anything. I'm looking at this page thinking that it was put together because this church is so intent on prying into our lives as members (former members) and is so bloody invasive as to come into our homes MONTHLY - it's nice to at least SEE where the men behind the curtain live. Oz indeed. - 02/10/2008 - from CANIGETAFU
Boyd Packer is a registered DEMOCRAT!!! - 06/17/2006 - anon
A hundred years ago the Republican party was the one who dragged Mormonism out of the mountains and forced them to join American society and put the church leadership in jail over polygamy and they were the ones who grilled the Prophet Joseph F. Smith before Congress on the continued practice of polygamy after the Manifesto. Most Mormons had strong Decmcrat leadings and church leaders had to assign people to be Republicans to create a Two Party system in the fledging new state of Utah. (They need to do it again.)
Packer's family are staunch Democrats and have remained so ever since. Boyd has younger relatives who have run for local governmental offices on the Democrat ticket in recent elections. Young people today have forgotten what the old conservative wing of the Democrat party stood for.
I have it on good authority that Boyd held his nose and out of loyality to the party voted for Al Gore and again for John Flippin' Kerry.
The problem is your Salt Lake and Davis county clerks are all Republicans and Mormons and they gave you biased information. They gave you none when they saw Democrat written by the name of any church leader. Some may have no party affiliation like Uncle Gordon but others do and they are not listed. Oldest political trick in the book.
I wonder why AMAZED, who posted on 2/27/2004, had his/her garmies up in a large wad up his/her ass.
There's nothing in this section that pokes fun at the GA's or editorialized about whether they were rich or whatever.
Hey, Amazed, who died and made you the Christ? Are you projecting your own feelings that something's wrong somewhere? That GA's are supposed to be like Christ and live in mud huts or wooden shacks? Cog Dis creeping up on ya?
Asian Ex-Mo (Ya, there are thousands of us here)- Anonymous- 08/08/2004
This site is such a joke, full of pathetic outcasts of society that desire to rally around hatred of promises and blessings that they have failed to live up to and may never enjoy again.
After looking at the pictures of the prophets homes, I am feeling guilty of the large home that I live in. They are living simple lifes, serving the Lord. Even the fact that they are not living in mansions is interpreted by hatred filled people, like the ones who fill this site, as proof of thier own claims. Very, very, very sad. You should hope that you don't have to stand next to one of those great men that you ridicule, at the judgement bar of Christ. You will look pretty pathetic indeed.
Good Luck to you! - 02/27/2004 - from Amazed
Then there are those of us who think the GA,s are full of crap but still choose to call themselves Republicans. - 12/01/2003 - MikeE
I'll take some credit because I mentioned in a previous post that the Utah Republican Party changed their rules on who they allow to vote in their primary elections. Voters now must claim Republican Party as their preference on their voting records in order to vote in a Republican primary. This didn't sit well with many GA's because though they were all Republican, many didn't want to be labelled as such.
However, I never really thought someone would actually go out and do the work and find out what their preference was. The church is as bi-partisan as ever isn't it. I'm holding out for Boyd K. Packer come out of the closet as a Democrat. I can picture him with a bunch of feminists and environmentalists, holding hands and singing "We shall overcome." - 11/28/2003 - activejackmormon
Well, that's fascinating. It's especially fun since by not registering a party affiliation they are not allowed to vote in primary elections. - 11/28/2003 - from Enoch Ipsen
My take is that the GAs are aware that voter registrations are public records, so most of them register nonpartisan to avoid the suggestion of endorsing one party or the other. - 11/28/2003 - from PtLoma
Please submit your "inside the home of a G.A." stories in the box below. As of January 2003, four of the fifteen apostles owned second homes in Midway, Utah. Midway is a lovely hour long drive up in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City.
|Lives in the east wing upper floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on South Temple. He gets to work by tunnel access from his penthouse to the Church Administration Building. A commute by electric cart.|
|Lives in a quiet cul-de-sac in Millcreek area.
His Midway home has a breathtaking view of Mt. Timpanogas to the southwest.
|Lives in Eagle Gate Condo across from Brigham Young's home. Hinckley used to be his neighbor here. Coincidentally the Utah Republican Party Headquarters is the door to the west of Faust's condo entrance. So it does not matter which door you enter, you end up at the same destination.|
|Lives behind a gated driveway next to a stream in a secluded part of of the Cottonwood area on a few acres. The most secluded of all apostle's homes.|
|Lives in a condo two blocks from church headquarters with a gorgeous view of the Salt Lake Valley.|
|Lived in town home near the University of
Utah with a lovely stream flowing past his back deck.
Maxwell's condo overlooks the entire Heber Valley to the east.
|Lives in cul-de-sac in Ivy League neighborhood
near the University of Utah.
Nelson's Midway home has panoramic views in all directions.
|Lives in an Ivy League area near the University of Utah.|
|Lives in a gated condo complex overlooking a golf course and the Salt Lake Valley. Great views of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake.|
|Lives close to Nelson and Oaks on a
Wirthlin's cabin is high up on the mountain with great views across the Heber valley to the east.
|Lives in the Olympus Cove above the east bench with a great view of sunsets over the Great Salt Lake.|
|Lives in a large condo building near the University of Utah.|
|Jeffrey R. Holland
||Lives in a condo building two blocks from the Church Administration Building. Used to live in Bountiful Utah in this home (bottom photo) with a great view of the Great Salt Lake.|
|Lives in the Mueller Park area of Bountiful and looks straight across the valley to the Bountiful Temple.|
|Lives on the east bench in Salt Lake City with gorgeous views of Mt. Olympus.|
|Lived on the east bench in Provo, Utah near
the Provo LDS Temple.
Bateman's enjoyed gorgeous views of Rock Canyon, Squaw Peak, Mt. Timpanogas and Utah Lake.
What in the hell are you people talking about?!? Have any of you priced real estate in Salt Lake, let alone the Ivy League area recently? How about property in Midway? Every one of the real estate holdings listed above are worth many hundreds of thousands of dollars. And WHO wrote that the GAs aren't paid?!?!?! Uh-huh, right. 09-27-2004- Anonymous
If you took pictures of the homes of fifteen or twenty bishops or stake presidents in the Salt Lake area, you would not be able to pick out the homes of the Twelve or the First Presidency. The only thing remarkable is that they have not taken advantage of any of the many LDS businessmen who would gladly pay to to put them up in more extravagant digs. Sure, they don't live in West Jordan, but that's not exactly close to temple square, where they work.
(By the way, I have been to President Packer's home. The property is beautiful, but the house itself is modest.) - 04/07/2004 - from http://houseofpayne.blogspot.com
No, Pres Hinckely doesnt live in the Hotel Utah, he goes to Church there though, I know because my brother and his wife used to be in his ward and it is Faust's who I met when I was visiting. Hinckley was away. He lives in the apartments you have down for Faust, top floor, bullet proof glass on windows.( He's no fool, he knows the world knows who he is) Eagle Gate 8th ward to be exact he goes to. Eagle Gate is the name of the apartments. This site is good in a way, we dont often see where our leaders live, how many are accurate though I dont know. - 03/27/2004 - anon
I used to work for one of the Twelve. (I don't dare name him.) My job was to clean out the beakers and tubes in his study, and to make sure that no chemical residues remained after his experiments and that all of his old leather magic books were properly replaced on his shelves. There was strange chanting in the basement of his home, which I'm guessing is several times the size of the above-ground house, but I could never see who was doing it -- though once I did see a beautiful young woman in a hooded cloak emerge from what must have been an outside entrance, hidden among the bushes about fifty yards from the house.
Another time, when I used one of the spells in one of the leather books, the broom in the closet split into multiple copies of itself and began to walk about, loading in bucket after bucket of water. It was really scary until I figured out how to stop them. Objects used to fly around without any visible cause. Since I quit, my phone has been bugged, my wate! r tastes weird, my television gets poor reception, and black helicopters follow me whenever I drive in my car. - 02/27/2004 - Elder Maxwell Smart - text messaging from his shoe phone
Take a closer look at GAs homes in Ivy League (Harvard/Yale area)...I mean walk by a few. I used to live right in the neighborhood, and walked my dog frequently during early morning and late evening hours. All those home have directional microwave trancieving antenna on their roofs, pointed toward the Northeast (for those who do not know the area very well, towards temple square). Gordo's son lives on upper Princeton, but I don't think he had one. Don't know what they are for, but I do know they are capable of high-speed, encrypted, private data and voice communication. Also, check out how the "Corporation" has FCC licenses for virtually every smidgen of the radio spectrum in Utah. Pretty creepy if you ask me. Glad I left. - 10/03/2003 - anon
President Hinckley does not live in the Joseph Smith memorial Building. When it was the hotel Utah, most prophets did live there. I have been in what was the apartment for the Prophet and to be honest it is quite small. It is nolonger used as an apartment. President President Benson moved from what is now the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly hotel Utah) when it was under renovation. Since that time, no president of the Church has lived in that building. - 09/22/2003 - anon
OBVIOUSLY the top honchos would not be so STUPID as to publicly live in mansions. It would not make the Mormon church look good and they know it. I would have been very surprised to see a display of ostentatiousness and decadence, which could risk removing the blinkers from otherwise unsuspecting members. However, I would be very curious to find out where the money really does go, apart from gold leafed baptismal fonts and crystal chandeliers in casino-like temples all around the world. There are people on the take, quite obviously. Clearly the editor is just trying to show that these men live very comfortably, at the least. Which is more than can be said for my tithing-paying parents. From the negative and quite ignorant comments I've seen on here from some people, I'm curious to know why you're even looking on this site.. seeds of doubt perhaps?? I don't think your bishop would be too happy. - 05/17/2003 - from RacePSB@aol.com
THe Clergy of the churhc is not paid. Many of the general authorties are very well of business men. They don't need big house to work for the Lord. - 05/17/2003 - anon
Talk about beating a dead horse. At least lie and post up extravagent mansion pics! Good hell fellas, your attempt to make the LDS leadership come off as "rich and famous" is laughable. Just maybe they aren't in it for the money afterall... You might need to find a new horse to beat. - 03/27/2003 - anon
Seeing the houses was interesting. Makes me feel sorry for the old morons. These ugly middle class and lower middle class houses are testiment enough to the banal petit bourgeois vulgarity of Mormon "culture."
Yes, the scenery is quite stunning. - 02/25/2003 - hamelin
Looks like the bretheren live in some pretty nice houses. I guess The Lord Blesses the righteous. - 01/09/2003 - anon
I think this is interesting, what's all the bitching and moaning about? - 10/24/2002 - anon
i think what everyone has to say is a little out of control. i mean, i agree with the editor. you guys are reading into this way too far. calm down. - 10/21/2002 - anon
I just like to think how rediculous all of you people are for basing a religion on what someones house looks like, its the job that brings in the money not the religion. Mormons don't get paid to do anything. - 10/19/2002 - anon
The two doors open makes sense...since both parties meet at the congress, congress, legislation, laws, profit, fame, get it?. duh. - 10/18/2002 - ed
I'm moving to SLC and have a realtor that is keeping my search within the boundries that would be Eagle Gate 3rd branch (which would be the branch of the Profit...sqewzme Prophet). I have not had my name removed from the records as yet. I want to be a little spy in that ward for a while. I'd like to get a job at church headquarters, but I'm really not counting on that. I'll keep you informed of my findings if any. Something fishy is happening in "the" church & I want to figure it out. - 08/26/2002 - anon
looks like the typcal digs you would expect a bunch of self righteous tightwads to inhabit. or maybe these are just a front to make them look humble. Now show us where they really live. - 8/23/2002 - from exmony
why dont u just leave them alone? its quite obvious they arent pocketing the church money for themselves, and what this page suggests is that they must have given most of there own posessions up for a greater purpose! find something better to do - 06/09/2002 - from why?
What is this series of pictures, some kind of twisted idea for a Jack Mormon road rally church activity? Little hints given where to drive around until you spot the GA's house? What's the prize?
I'm too old for this and I drive too slow. I have to watch the road full time at my age to avoid getting run down, probably by the likes of some of you, to be gawking at the houses.
You could save me some time during my next trip to Utah (hopefully no sooner than in about 50 years) by including their STREET ADDRESSES. I don't want to drive all the hell over the entire Shit Lake valley (all right, only the East part) looking for these houses trying to figure it out myself.
I think some of us might like to become pen pals with these good old boys. Having all of their addresses in one place sure would be an act of Christian Service. Include the Utah Legislature, since they are really the living reminant of the old Nauvoo Council of Fifty that was suppose to be ruling the World by now, if Joseph Smith is to be believed entirely. I checked the church's official website and funny thing, the addresses of church leaders are not listed there.
These houses really aren't that nice, and most of them seem pretty average to me, especially when you consider that a lot of the Apostles were doctors before they retired and became leaders of the church, meaning that most of them earned a substansial amount of money (not directly related to the fact that they were members of the Mormon Church) in their earlier days. - 06/07/2002 - anon (Editor's Note: The only sitting apostle who was a physician is Russell M Nelson.)
Why did the Church President move to the old Hotel Utah? His old digs at the Eagle Gate Condo already had bullet proof glass in every window on the top floor. I had a friend that installed them! - 05/25/2002 - anon
well son, I think you did an amazing job of making a fool out of yourself, those are the most average houses I have ever seen, my house is larger than most of those.
Nice try though, I agree with the other guy that thinks you should start doing some
charity work. - 05/19/2002 - anon
As far as charity work goes...this web site is a great piece of charity work because it helps those who want to see the reality of
Mormonism through humor, sarcasm and irony. A valuable work it is, to move people from myth to the real world.
Editor's Note: People who are responding with a self-righteous chip on their garment shielded shoulders are reading more into this web page than intended. The intent of this page is to show the homes of the GA's whether they be humble abodes or palaces. This page does show that the GA's do not live among the humble and poor people of the Salt Lake Valley because not one apostle lives within miles of the Jordan River, and God forbid, the west side of town.
As far as charity work goes...this web site is a great piece of charity work because it helps those who want to see the reality of Mormonism through humor, sarcasm and irony. A valuable work it is, to move people from myth to the real world.
Well, what are they saying? they steal money from the church for their own sakes? - 04/24/2002 - seraph1337
Gee, I was expecting huge mansions or something.. This is nothing. It is a modest home for their families. I'm sure most of them have grandchildren that love to visit, and family gatherings. These houses aren't that big. They are not bothering us, so why should we bother them? - 04/13/2002 - anon
I don't see anything extravagant about these homes. They look like typical American homes. - 03/17/2002 - anon
Ok maybe its me ,but thats just sad the time someone took to put this together..those are about the most average homes ive ever seen...what a let down...it may be time for you to find a new hobby...how about helping some charity if you have this kind of time to waste - 02/28/2002 - anon
I really dont care for the Mormons myself but if the display of their homes was meant to sicken us I dont think it is working. I know people that make 35,000 a year and they live in better houses. Other than the Pres. most homes were middle to upper middle class. - 02/16/2002 - anon
I'd say god is blessing Tom Monson the worst.. - 02/07/2002 - anon
By the way, James E. Faust is a Democrat, not a Republican, so the two doors comment doesn't really make sense. - 10/21/2001 - anon
I did a little work for S.R.Covey a few years ago... Ok, a lot of years
His house was big, but it was a mess. There were quite a few nice things there, but nothing was cared for and there was a bad smell. - 09/20/2001 - anon
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