Elder Anthony D. Perkins was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. At the time of his call, he was serving as president of the Taiwan Taipei Mission. He served for five years in the Asia Area Presidency, with three years as President. He currently serves as the President of the Middle East/Africa North Area. He also serves as a member of the Area Committee, the Outreach Committee, and the International Coordinating Committee.
Elder Perkins has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission, counselor in a district presidency, branch president, ward clerk, elders quorum president, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and seminary teacher.
Elder Perkins earned a master’s degree in Asian Studies and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania after completing undergraduate studies in finance at Brigham Young University. Prior to his call as mission president, Elder Perkins worked for 15 years for the international management consulting firm McKinsey and Company and the last eight years as a senior partner in Beijing, China.
Anthony Duane Perkins was born in Cortez, Colorado, on July 22, 1960. He married Christine Dee Abbott in November 1981. They are the parents of six children.