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President Boyd K. Packer
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President Boyd K. Packer

 

President Boyd K. Packer
President of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

From MormonNewsroom.org

President Boyd K. Packer, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was set apart to this position on 3 February 2008. Previously, he was Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles beginning 5 June 1994. Prior to becoming Acting President, he served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, having been ordained an Apostle on 9 April 1970. He earlier served for almost nine years as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

An educator by profession, his career includes service as supervisor of seminaries and institutes of religion for the Church and as a member of the Administrative Council of Brigham Young University.

He studied at Weber College and subsequently received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Utah State University. He received a doctorate in educational administration from Brigham Young University.

President Packer was born 10 September 1924, in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a bomber pilot during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

President Packer served as president of the New England Mission. He is the author of a number of books and other published works. He is an artist, particularly of birds. He is married to the former Donna Smith. They are the parents of ten children.


Read Elder Packer's first general conference talk after being sustained as an apostle.