Lloyd Aldin Porter has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1987. Porter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. From 1950 to 1952, he served as a LDS Church missionary in the West Central States Mission of the church.
Porter worked with J. Richard Clarke in the insurance business, eventually replacing him as head of an Idaho Falls agency. Porter later served as a counselor in the Boise Idaho Temple presidency. He also served for a time as a stake patriarch in Meridian, Idaho. In 1986, he become the president of the church's Louisiana Baton Rouge mission.
Ezra Taft Benson cut Porter's term as mission president short when he asked Porter to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1987. He became one of the seven presidents of the Seventy in 1992, and was given general authority emeritus status in 2001. As a general authority, Porter served as the executive director of the church's Missionary Department. He also served as a member of the Church Board of Education. As a general authority he also organized stakes in many places from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Meridian, Idaho. From 2002 to 2005, Porter served as president of the Salt Lake Temple.