"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

2 Peter 1:21
President Gordon B. Hinckley

President Gordon B. Hinckley's
Notable and Historic General Conference Talks


This is a compilation of memorable General Conference addresses given by Gordon Bitner Hinckley during his ministry as the 15th Prophet & President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These poignant talks include personal moments from his life as well as significant events and milestones in church and world history.

This Is the Work of the Master
April 1995: President Hinckley's first regular session General Conference address after being sustained as LDS Church President.

Stand Strong against the Wiles of the World
September 1995: President Hinckley introduces "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" during his talk at the General Relief Society Session.

This Glorious Easter Morn
April 1996: President Hinckley announces that a new conference center is being planned.

This Thing Was Not Done in a Corner
October 1996: President Hinckley discusses his interview on "60 Minutes" with Mike Wallace.

Faith in Every Footstep: The Epic Pioneer Journey
April 1997: Text of a video presentation featuring The First Presidency commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer exodus to the Salt Lake Valley.

May We Be Faithful and True
April 1997: President Hinckley announces beginning of construction for the conference center.

Some Thoughts on Temples, Retention of Converts, and Missionary Service
October 1997: President Hinckley announces the plan to build smaller temples in remote areas.

New Temples to Provide Crowning Blessings of the Gospel
April 1998: President Hinckley sets goal to reach 100 temples by 2000.

To the Boys and to the Men
October 1998: President Hinckley warns against debt and subprime home loans. Too bad the U.S. didn't listen back then.

Thanks to the Lord for His Blessings
April 1999: President Hinckley's surprise announcement about rebuilding the Nauvoo Temple.

Good-bye to This Wonderful Old Tabernacle
October 1999: President Hinckley's concluding talk during the last full conference held in The Tabernacle.

To All the World in Testimony
April 2000: President Hinckley's first conference talk in the Conference Center.

This Great Millennial Year
October 2000: President Hinckley officially dedicates the Conference Center.

The Perpetual Education Fund
April 2001: President Hinckley introduces the plan for the Perpetual Education Fund.

The Times in Which We Live
October 2001: President Hinckley discusses the 9/11 attacks. Coincidentally, his remarks coincided with the first missile strike launched against Aghganistan.

Till We Meet Again
October 2001: President Hinckley offers an Apostolic prayer in response to the 9/11 attacks

The Church Goes Forward
April 2002: President Hinckley talks about the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City

War and Peace
April 2003: President Hinckley comments on the "War on Terror" and protesting.

The Church Grows Stronger
April 2004: President Hinckley recognizes the Illinois Legislature Apology for the 1846 Mormon Expulsion.

Concluding Remarks
April 2004: President Hinckley shares his thoughts about Marjorie Hinckley's declining health. She passed away two days later.

The Women in Our Lives
October 2004: President Hinckley offers a tribute to his departed wife, Marjorie.

Opening Remarks
April 2005: President Hinckley expresses condolences to the Catholic Church for the passing of Pope John Paul II.

A Tabernacle in the Wilderness
April 2007: President Hinckley rededicates the historic and newly renovated Salt Lake Tabernacle.

The Stone Cut Out of the Mountain
October 2007: President Gordon B. Hinckley's final conference address.