General Authorities and General Officers

Bishop H. David Burton

Presiding Bishop 1995-2012

Bishop H. David Burton was called to be the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 27 December 1995, and was sustained at General Conference on 6 April 1996. He previously served for three years as the first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, having been sustained 3 October 1992. He had also served for 14 years as secretary to the Presiding Bishopric and as assistant Church budget officer for a year. Prior to Church employment he worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation and the Utah State Tax Commission.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Bishop Burton has served in the Church as a missionary in Australia, bishop, bishop's counselor, stake high councilor, stake president, and temple sealer. A native of Salt Lake City, he and his wife, Barbara Matheson Burton, are the parents of five children.

General conference talks

The Sanctifying Work of WelfareApril 2011 General Conference

Let Virtue Garnish Your ThoughtsOctober 2009 General Conference

And Who Is My Neighbor?April 2008 General Conference

If These Old Walls Could TalkApril 2007 General Conference

Tender Hearts and Helping HandsApril 2006 General Conference

More Holiness Give MeOctober 2004 General Conference

And That’s the Way It IsApril 2003 General Conference

Standing TallOctober 2001 General Conference

All General Conference talks by H. David Burton

Full Name H. David Burton


Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States