President Boyd K. Packer, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is scheduled to speak at Brigham Young University's weekly devotional Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org.
President Packer was ordained an apostle in April 1970. Before that, he served as an assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve for almost nine years. He has also served as president of the New England Mission.
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 earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Utah State University. He received an Ed.D. in educational administration from BYU. He is the author of several books and other published works.
President Packer is married to the former Donna Smith, and they are the parents of 10 children. He and Sister Packer are the grandparens of 60 and have 42 great-grandchildren.