General Authorities and General Officers

President Henry B. Eyring

Second Counselor in the First Presidency

President Henry B. Eyring was sustained and set apart as second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Prior to this, he served as a counselor to President Thomas S. Monson from 2008 to 2018 and to President Gordon B. Hinckley from 2007 to 2008. He was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 1, 1995. He has served as a General Authority since October 3, 1992. 

President Eyring previously served as First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric from April 1985 to October 1992 and as Church Commissioner of Education from September 1980 to April 1985 and also September 1992 to January 2005.

President Eyring was president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, from 1971 to 1977. He was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971.

He holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Utah and master of business administration and doctor of business administration degrees from Harvard University.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, on May 31, 1933, he has served the Church as a regional representative, a member of the general Sunday School board, and a bishop.

President Eyring is married to the former Kathleen Johnson, and they are the parents of four sons and two daughters.

General conference talks

Gratitude on the Sabbath DayOctober 2016 General Conference

That He May Become Strong AlsoOctober 2016 General Conference

The Sustaining of Church OfficersOctober 2016 General Conference

Eternal FamiliesApril 2016 General Conference

Trust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do GoodApril 2016 General Conference

Where Two or Three Are GatheredApril 2016 General Conference

The Holy Ghost as Your CompanionOctober 2015 General Conference

The Sustaining of Church OfficersOctober 2015 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Henry B. Eyring

Full Name Henry B. Eyring

May 31, 1933

Place of Birth Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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