President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, turns 88 years old on May 31. He has served as a General Authority since April 1985.
Sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 1, 1995, he served as first counselor in the First Presidency to President Thomas S. Monson and second counselor under President Gordon B. Hinckley. President Russell M. Nelson called President Eyring to serve as his second counselor in the First Presidency on Jan. 14, 2018.
President Eyring was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on May 31, 1933, and married Kathleen Johnson in July 1962. They are the parents of four sons and two daughters.
In honor of his 88th birthday, here are eight quotes from President Eyring this year.
‘He knows you personally’
“You may feel small compared to the great sweep of what the Lord will do. If you do, I invite you to ask prayerfully how the Lord sees you. He knows you personally, He conferred the priesthood upon you, and your rising up and magnifying the priesthood matter to Him because He loves you and He trusts you to bless people He loves in His name.”
— “Bless in His Name,” April 2021 general priesthood session