President Hinckley served as the Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since March 12, 1995. He oversaw the growth of the Church from around 9 million to 13 million members. He also expanded Mormon Temple building around the world. In addition to over 3,000 chapels, President Hinckley oversaw the tripling of Mormon Temples.
His legacy includes the following gospel principles:
- Fellowship new converts,
- Befriend members of other faiths,
- Perpetual Education Fund,
- Live exemplary lives, and
- Avoid the evils of the world.