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New Mormon Apostles Introduced to News Media
View or Download Updated LDS General Authority Chart
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest governing body in the Church the First Presidency being the highest. Apostles are special witnesses of Jesus Christ, called to teach and testify of Him throughout the world. They travel frequently, addressing and encouraging large congregations of members and interested nonmembers, as well as meeting with local leaders. When they are not traveling, members of the Quorum of the Twelve counsel together and with other general Church leaders on matters affecting the worldwide Church, such as missionary work, temple building, spiritual and temporal welfare, and much more. Learn about the Presidency of the Seventy.
The office falls to the longest-serving member of the faith's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which means Russell M. Nelson is next in line to replace current president Thomas S. Nelson stepped into the No. Tom Perry and Boyd K. Now Nelson, 90, has a 41 percent chance of assuming the Utah-based faith's top role, considered "prophet, seer and revelator" in the 15 million-member church. Nelson's chance was 19 percent before Packer's death.
Apostles: Special Witnesses of Jesus Christ - Now You Know
Recent changes to Church leadership are reflected in a new chart of General Authorities and General Officers dated January , available to view or download. Changes to Church leadership are reflected in a new chart of General Authorities and General Officers dated January , available to view or download. On January 16, President Russell M. Nelson spoke to Church members in a live telecast from the Salt Lake Temple waiting room, where he announced that his counselors in the newly reorganized First Presidency are President Dallin H. Eyring , Second Counselor. See related story.