General Authorities

President Boyd K. Packer

President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

President Boyd K. Packer, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was set apart to this position on February 3, 2008. Previously, he was Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles beginning June 5, 1994. Prior to becoming Acting President, he served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, having been ordained an Apostle on April 9, 1970. He earlier served for almost nine years as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

An educator by profession, his career includes service as supervisor of seminaries and institutes of religion for the Church and as a member of the Administrative Council of Brigham Young University.

He studied at Weber College and subsequently received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Utah State University. He received a doctorate in educational administration from Brigham Young University.

President Packer was born September 10, 1924, in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a bomber pilot during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

President Packer served as president of the New England Mission. He is the author of a number of books and other published works. He is an artist, particularly of birds. He is married to the former Donna Smith. They are the parents of ten children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The WitnessApril 2014 General Conference

The Key to Spiritual ProtectionOctober 2013 General Conference

These Things I KnowApril 2013 General Conference

The AtonementOctober 2012 General Conference

And a Little Child Shall Lead ThemApril 2012 General Conference

Counsel to YouthOctober 2011 General Conference

Guided by the Holy SpiritApril 2011 General Conference

Cleansing the Inner VesselOctober 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Boyd K. Packer

Full Name Boyd K. Packer

Born September 10, 1924

Place of Birth Brigham City, Utah, United States

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