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First Presidency Calls 4 New Temple Presidents to Texas, Ecuador, and More

by | May 12, 2017

Mormon Life

From Texas to Ecuador and from California to Florida, the First Presidency has called four new temple presidents. 

The First Presidency has called the following new temple presidents and matrons. They will begin their service later this year.

Lubbock Texas Temple

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Blaine Jay Bushman, 69, Midland 3rd Ward, Odessa Texas Stake, called as president of the Lubbock Texas Temple, succeeding President Steven J. Vore. President Bushman’s wife, Margene Bingham Bushman, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Laurel D. Vore. He is a Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker, and is a former president of the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission, stake president’s counselor and bishop. Retired owner of a trailer company, he was born in Winslow, Arizona, to Elwin Ewing Bushman and Genevieve Tanner Despain Bushman.


Sister Bushman is a ward missionary and temple ordinance worker, served with her husband as he presided over the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission and is a former stake Primary president and ward Relief Society president’s counselor. Born in Vernal, Utah, to Victor Lester and Marjor Olson Bingham.

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