George F. Richards served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for more than forty-four years until his death in August 1950. At the time of his death he was the president of the Twelve. Fellow apostle Spencer W. Kimball paid him special tribute at the fall 1950 general conference.
Derek is Program Director for SUP Online; formerly on the Board of the Cotton Mission Chapter, and past president of the Dixie Encampment Chapter. He and his wife, Genine, have lived in the Bloomington Ranches area of St. George, Utah, since moving there from Carson City, Nevada in 2004. Derek also hosts and produces the Hearts of the Fathers Podcast.