General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6, 2007. Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy.

As a Seventy, he served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

At the time of his call to be a General Authority of the Church, he was vice chairman of Sutter Health System. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of a California health care system. Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He has been a board member of several profit and not-for-profit corporations.

He has served the Church as a bishop, stake president and counselor in the San Francisco California Stake, and regional representative and Area Authority in the North America West Area. As a young man, he was a missionary in the British Mission.

He is a native of Logan, Utah, where he was born on September 8, 1940. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University.

He married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. They are the parents of three children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Valiant in the Testimony of JesusOctober 2016 General Conference

See Yourself in the TempleApril 2016 General Conference

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad TimesOctober 2015 General Conference

The Lord Is My LightApril 2015 General Conference

Choose WiselyOctober 2014 General Conference

Roots and BranchesApril 2014 General Conference

Lamentations of Jeremiah: Beware of BondageOctober 2013 General Conference

Personal Peace: The Reward of RighteousnessApril 2013 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Quentin L. Cook

Full Name Quentin L. Cook

Born 1940

Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

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