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Quentin L. Cook
Works at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Attended Utah State University
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
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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.

  • Utah State University
    Bachelor Political Science
  • Stanford University
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
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Central to knowing the Father is understanding the revealed pattern of family. The family is the most important unit in time and in eternity and is ordained of God. Living in loving family relationships not only brings us great happiness, but it also helps us learn correct principles and prepares us for eternal life. In addition, family relationships help us know, love, and understand the Father.
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Why does it matter that we bring our own family names to the temple? 

Elder Cook explains the importance of being connected to our roots.
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Elder Cook shares how the "Preach My Gospel" program was conceived and developed and the important step it was in changing missionary work.

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"God loves all His children. He wants all of them to return to Him. He desires everyone to be in tune with the sacred music of faith."
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“We are liberated by the love, grace, and atoning sacrifice of the Savior.” #ElderCook #ldsconf
“Make any necessary sacrifices to protect our own family and the rising generation.” #ElderCook #ldsconf
“We should do everything within our power to avoid ... sin and rebellion.” #ElderCook #ldsconf

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"Much of what we accomplish in the Church is due to the selfless service of women." - Elder Quentin L. Cook
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While visiting those who are a “distinct minority” in areas where Christianity is rare, Elders Cook and Christofferson praised Church members' faithfulness during a recent trip to Asia.
"Our family history centers are now in our homes." #ldsconf #ElderCook

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Learn from #ElderCook how to stay true to the simplicity of the Savior's message. #ldsconf
“Let us be at the forefront in protecting time for family.” #ElderCook #ldsconf

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