As spiritual leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ, their teaching, preaching, writing and officiating in the ordinances should conform strictly with the original twelve apostles whom Jesus called. The Quorum of Twelve Apostles is responsible for overseeing the spiritual welfare of The Church and the membership while serving as spiritual counselors to The Church and as consultants on General Church committees.
The General Church president and his counselors (elected by the general priesthood) are members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. These three, form the General Church Presidency and work in harmony with the entire Quorum of Twelve to carry out their leadership functions for the entire Church. Currently and historically, Church policy and practices involve the apostles in all levels of Church government functions.
In addition, the apostles of The Church are also responsible for the Priesthood - selecting and training elders, doing missionary work while also engaging the Evangelists and their domestic and worldwide missionary outreach. They are also called upon to investigate and resolve problems by advising and guiding regions, monitoring and evaluating Church progress toward goals. The functions of the Quorum of Twelve are manifold and varied, but the essence of their functions is to serve the Priesthood and membership of The Church.
Message from the Apostles
Churchwide Day of Fasting & Prayer
Proclamation of Thanksgiving and Petition of Blessings
The Church Presidency and the Quorum of 12 Apostles request all members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ set aside Saturday, November 17, 2018 as a special day of fasting and prayer to Almighty God. We ask that you spend a portion of this day thanking and seeking the Lord in prayer. Our founding fathers and inspired leaders on this promised land, starting with George Washington and then Abraham Lincoln, reminded us as a nation to acknowledge the blessings of God.
We may also say an even greater founding father, Moroni, reminds us, “And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole. And he fastened on his head–plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—" (Alma 46:12 - 13)
As believers in the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ, let us spend time in prayer thanking God for His great love and the natural and spiritual blessings we enjoy; remembering as Moroni said, the great liberty we have been given through Jesus Christ. Let us all humbly acknowledge we need the Lord’s continual direction and blessings in this ever-challenging world. We need to pray for the full armor of God to be upon all the faithful believers of the Restored Gospel. Please pray for the Lord to continue to lead and direct The Church of Jesus Christ.
God bless you,
The Church Presidency
The Quorum of 12 Apostles
Current Quorum of Twelve Apostles
|Apostle James Crudup
|Apostle Joel Gehly
|Apostle John Griffith
|Apostle Paul Liberto
|Apostle Thomas Liberto
|Apostle Leonard Lovalvo
|Apostle Frank Natoli
|Apostle Paul Palmieri
|Apostle Paul A. Palmieri
|Apostle Peter Scolaro
|Apostle Jerry Valenti