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 6 October 2007.  Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy.

He previously 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.  He had previously served as president and chief executive officer of a California healthcare system.  Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm.

He is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University.

He has served the Church as a full-time missionary in the British Mission and as a bishop, stake president in the San Francisco California Stake, Regional Representative, and Area Authority in the North America West Area.

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

Spiritual Preparation

Pre-devotional Discussion:

I look forward to speaking at the next BYU-I devotional!

My remarks will focus on Church history, including a new history called Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days that the Church is publishing this year.

Do you have an experience when your faith has been strengthened through Church history? If so, please share with us on the discussion board.

I also recommend that you explore the Saints website and read the first chapter. On the discussion board, please share what did you learned and feel?