General Authorities

Elder Bruce D. Porter

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Bruce D. Porter was called as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 1995. In 2003 he was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. 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 has 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 the Church as a bishop, branch president, stake president's counselor, and full-time missionary (Düsseldorf Germany Mission). Since being called as a General Authority, he has served in the Europe East Area Presidency, the Salt Lake City Area Presidency, and on the Middle East desk. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Correlation Department of the Church.

Elder Porter and his wife, Susan Elizabeth Porter, are the parents of four children and they have nine grandchildren.

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