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Thomas Kwamena Appiah Jr.(born in 1964) is the second counselor in the presidency of the Schaumburg Illinois Stake. He is a senior product marketing manager for Motorola. He is also a Schaumburg, Illinois broadcaster to Ghana who has more than 40,000 listeners. He recently recieved the Motorola CEO Award for volunterism.

Brother Appiah is a native of Ghana. His father ran a radio station but it was taken over by the government after a coup. Thomas K. Appiah Jr. latter served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London. He earned both a bachelors and masters degree from Brigham Young University.

Brother Appiah's father, Thomas Appiah Sr., served from 2000-2008 as president of the Cape Coast Stake in Ghana. Thomas Appiah Sr. and his wife were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple by Neal A. Maxwell.[1] Thomas Appiah Sr. had earlier served as a district president in Accra and as the bishop of the Accra New Town Ward.[2]

Brother Appiah currently serves as the second counselor in the Schamburg Illinois Stake presidency.

Brother Appiah is married to the former Katarina Marie Allen.

Brother Appiah's brother Isaac and Joseph work with him on the radio show.

Joseph Appiah served as a missionary in New York City while Ronald A. Rasband was mission president there and has since moved back to New York City and served in the bishopric of the Harlem Ward.


  1. LDS Church News, October 14th, 2000
  2. Emanuel Abu Kissi. Walking in the Sand: A History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana. (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2004) p. 360

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