John K. Carmack

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John K. Carmack is an emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 7, 1984, and served there full-time until October 6, 2001, when he was designated with emeritus status. He oversaw the Church’s Perpetual Education Fund from 2001 to 2012. He also served as a full-time missionary in the Western Central States Mission, presided over the Idaho Boise Mission, and served as a stake president, counselor in a bishopric, and regional representative.

He was born on May 10, 1931, in Winslow, Arizona. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his JD law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He practiced law in Los Angeles until his call to full-time Church service. He served as chairman of the board of the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and served in the U.S. military in Korea.

Carmack and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of five children.