General Authorities

Elder Anthony D. Perkins

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Anthony D. Perkins was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He was serving as president of the Taiwan Taipei Mission when he received his call to the Seventy. He served for five years in the Asia Area Presidency, with three years as president. He is now serving at Church headquarters.

Elder Perkins earned an MBA and a Masters in Asian Studies from The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania after completing undergraduate studies in finance at Brigham Young University. Prior to his call as mission president, Elder Perkins worked 15 years for the international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the last eight years as a senior partner in Beijing, China.

Elder Perkins has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission, district presidency, branch president, ward clerk, elders quorum president, and teacher of Gospel Doctrine and seminary.

Anthony Duane Perkins was born on July 22, 1960, in Cortez, Colorado. He married Christine Dee Abbott Perkins in 1981. They are the parents of six children and have one grandson.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Beware Concerning YourselvesOctober 2012 General Conference

“The Great and Wonderful Love”October 2006 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Anthony D. Perkins

Full Name Anthony D. Perkins

Born July 22, 1960

Place of Birth Cortez, Colorado, United States