LDS First Presidency create social media accounts

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-23 23:17:15-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Social media pages have been created for the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Facebook and Google+, church officials said Tuesday.

These pages will be maintained on their behalf by the Church and act “as an official social media presence for each of them,” according to Church News and Events.

Jared Covington, senior adviser over social media for the Church, said the Church created these pages to “give people a safe place they could go on Facebook to ‘like’ the pages of the Brethren.”

Those following these pages will receive regular updates on the ministry of each of the Brethren, Church officials said.

“The Church will post links to talks, articles, videos and other relevant content on their behalf,” said Dale Jones, a spokesperson for the church.

Covington said the goal for these pages is to show people content on that they may not have found previously.

“It allows us to highlight content that is tied to specific brethren,” Covington said. “Our hope is that members will really dive in and feast upon this content.”