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Ryan Jensen
Ryan Jensen

J. Ryan Jensen is the editor of the Church News. He has worked with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2014 creating and distributing content that helps build faith in Jesus Christ – including four years as the managing editor of the New Era magazine and Church youth website. Ryan has a degree in journalism from Utah State University. He served a mission in Colombia and still speaks Spanish every chance he gets. He and his wife Megan love being parents to their four children. Email Ryan at rjensen@deseretnews.com.


Like a loving mission mother, Sister Kendall invited missionaries to do what they invited others to do.

‘Baptism and confirmation truly are joyous and hopeful ordinances,’ Elder W. Mark Bassett says at 2024 Seminar for New Mission Leaders.

Six years after the temple was announced, Elder David A. Bednar dedicated the Layton Utah Temple and encouraged Latter-day Saints to let it help them focus on the Savior.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated a house of the Lord in Layton, Utah, on Sunday, June 16.

“Do you really eat the whole orange?” wasn’t the question Ryan Jensen expected a missionary to ask while working on assignment in Lyon, France.

Speaking to nearly 3,000 Saints from the Utah Area, Elder Ulisses Soares shared testimony through scripture and song.

Elder Quentin L. Cook teaches hundreds of missionaries from four missions during recent 10-day ministry of the Pacific Area.

Elder Isaac K. Morrison, Primary General President Susan H. Porter, and Hymnbook Committee Secretary Brooke Hirst give an inside look at the sacred, ongoing project.

Six years after the Church announced a project to revise its collection of sacred music, the first batch of new hymns is now available.

On second and third stops of his ministry in the Pacific Area, Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke to students at Church-owned schools in Fiji and Kiribati about being a light and working for unity.

Returning to Kiribati 24 years after dedicating the first stake center on Tarawa, Elder Quentin L. Cook encourages Church members to prepare for a new house of the Lord.

Elder Quentin L. Cook shares how to overcome feelings of inadequacy in callings and in the home, while speaking to members on the first stop in the Pacific Area.

President Johnson shares how she learned to listen to the inspiration of the Holy Ghost and trust in the Savior and His Atonement.

Sustained as a general authority during April 2024 general conference, Elder Casillas and his wife have always raised their family to put God first.

Sustained during April 2024 general conference, 11 new General Authorities Seventies join the Church News podcast to help Latter-day Saints get to know them a little better.

Using music, art and puzzles, Primary children learned about different ways they can follow the Savior and do what He would have them do.

President Jeffrey R. Holland joined Elder Gary E. Stevenson to testify of Heavenly Father’s plan and the Savior’s Atonement.

What started as a mobile directory of ward members now provides much greater member and leader support.

Nearly four years after ground was broken in a small service, the Layton Utah Temple stands ready to receive open house guests.

The English versions of all 32 messages from last weekend’s general conference are now available both online and in the Gospel Library app.

The General Authority Seventy and his wife, Sister Mônica Godoy, will both speak in the May 5 devotional to young adults ages 18-30.

“God invites us to grow by trusting His spiritual tutoring through soul-stretching experiences,” said Elder Paul B. Pieper.

“As the Holy Ghost exerts a greater influence in our lives, we progressively and iteratively develop Christlike attributes,” said Elder Dale G. Renlund.

The flags of 181 nations will rotate periodically as part of new display on the renovated space between the Church Office Building and Church Administration Building.

First 12 hymns from the new Church hymnbook to publish in May, six years after the Church began working on the new collection of religious music.

On Easter Sunday, President Russell M. Nelson shares his testimony that "Our Savior’s Atonement made eternal life a possibility and immortality a reality for all."

The day before Easter, President Dallin H. Oaks shares his testimony of the Savior’s ability and desire to bless Heavenly Father’s children.

On Good Friday, President Henry B. Eyring shares his testimony of the Savior’s teachings on how to obtain peace.

New videos will be posted each day through Easter Sunday with Apostles’ testimonies of Jesus Christ.