General Authorities

Elder William R. Walker

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder William R. Walker was called as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2002. He served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy for six years. On April 6, 2008, he was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He has served as the Executive Director of the Temple Department since 2007. As Executive Director, he works closely with the First Presidency in the oversight and administration of the Church's many temples throughout the world.

Elder Walker was raised in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, and served a mission in Japan as a young man. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. During his career, he held a number of executive positions with major firms in the securities and investment banking fields.

Elder Walker has served as the Area President of the Asia North Area in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to his call as a General Authority, he was president of the Japan Tokyo South Mission and also served as a stake president and bishop.

William R. Walker was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, on May 25, 1944. He married Vicki Van Wagenen in 1968. They are the parents of five children and have eighteen grandchildren. He and his wife reside in Sandy, Utah.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Live True to the FaithApril 2014 General Conference

Three Presiding High PriestsApril 2008 General Conference

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to GoApril 2002 General Conference

All General Conference talks by William R. Walker

Full Name William R. Walker

Born May of 1944

Place of Birth Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada