General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Bruce D. Porter

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Bruce D. Porter was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 1995. Prior to his full-time Church service, Elder Porter was serving as a professor of political science at Brigham Young University. He served earlier as executive director of the U.S. Board for International Broadcasting and as a research fellow at Harvard University. He also served as an analyst for the Northrop Corporation and as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.

Elder Porter has served in the Church as a bishop, branch president, counselor in a stake presidency, and full-time missionary in the Düsseldorf Germany Mission. Since being called as a General Authority, he has served in the Salt Lake City Area Presidency, on the Middle East/Africa North Desk, and as Executive Director of the Correlation Department of the Church. He is currently serving as the President of the Europe East Area.

Bruce Douglas Porter was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on September 18, 1952. He married Susan Elizabeth Holland in February 1977. They are the parents of four children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Beautiful MorningsApril 2013 General Conference

A Broken Heart and a Contrite SpiritOctober 2007 General Conference

Building the KingdomApril 2001 General Conference

Redeemer of IsraelOctober 1995 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Bruce D. Porter

Full Name Bruce D. Porter

Born 1952

Place of Birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States