Apostles

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

Message from the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ

February 25, 2020 

Dear Brothers and Sisters of The Church of Jesus Christ, 

We greet you in the Love of Christ and urge you to take a moment to read these inspiring words from 2 Nephi 31:20:

“Wherefore, ye must press forward with steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold thus saith the Father ye shall have eternal life.” 

Clearly, this is a timely message for The Church in these latter days which have been prophesied in the scriptures: Wars, rumors of wars; natural destructions; spiritual decline; and many other reasons for concern. This is a time where we must be diligent in living closer to God and following His commandments as we endeavor to take the Gospel to the lost and dying souls of all mankind. 

We are thankful that God continues to remind us we are His children and speaks to us as our Heavenly Father. At our General Church Conference, in October 2019, the priesthood of The Church approved two revelations from God that remind us to guard against distractions that keep us from doing our best to serve Him. Perhaps you have already read these experiences and discussed them in your Branches and Missions, or will be doing so soon, but it is our desire to reinforce what God has given us. In summary, God is reminding us not to be distracted from our service and the Quorum of Twelve Apostles is asking that all members of The Church take some time to analyze our daily lives, identify activities or situations that distract us, and then implement ways to remove such distractions from our lives. 

In the love of God, 

The Quorum of Twelve Apostles 

James Crudup, Joel Gehly, John Griffith, Paul Liberto, Thomas M. Liberto, Leonard A. Lovalvo, Frank Natoli, Paul Palmieri, Paul A. Palmieri, Peter Scolaro, Jerry Valenti

Apostle Articles

Ebook_-_Last_Dispensation_of_Time_-_Collection_of_Messages.pdf
Love_Without_Fear_-_September_2019-2.pdf

The_End_AndThe_Great_Beginning_-_May_2019.pdf

The_Resurrection_-_Part_2_-_April_2019.pdf

The_Resurrection_-_Part_1_-_March_2019.pdf

Hope_for_Israel_-_Jan_2019.pdf
The_Peaceful_Reign_-_Dec_2018.pdf

Gentile_Church_Responsibility_Oct__Nov.pdf

The_Last_Dispensation_of_Time_-_Sept_2018.pdf

Keeping_Our_Houses_Full_-_Jun_2018.pdf

Delight_in_the_Lord-A_Psalm_of_David.pdf

Prepared_-_Dec_2017.pdf

Choose_Life_Follow_the_Spirit_-_Sep_2017.pdf
Looking_At_Others_Through_The__Eyes_Of_Christ_-_June_2017_Final.pdf
Introducing_The_Church_-_March_2017.pdf

Moments_of_Joy_-_December_2016.pdf

Why_Believe_in_the_Book_of_Mormon_-_September_2016.pdf

Keeping_Lifes_Milestones_in_Perspective-_June_2016.pdf

Taking_the_Gospel_to_the_Native_Peoples_of_the_Americas_-__March_2016.pdf

Celebration_Gifts_of_Jesus_-_December_2015.pdf

Matthew_24-August_2015.pdf

Supporting_the_Biblical_Commandment_on_Marriage_-June_29_2015.pdf

Eye_Hath_Not_Seen-April_2015.pdf
The_Joy_of_Marriage_July_2014.pdf
The_Righteous_Need_Not_Fear-October_2013.pdf
Blessed_is_the_nation_whose_God_is_the_Lord-June_2012.pdf
Our_Children-November_2008.pdf
Blessed_are_they_which_do_hunger_and_thirst_after_righteousness-_November_2007.pdf
Behold_to_obey_s_better_than_sacrifice-May_2007.pdf
And_the_foolish_said_unto_the_wise_give_us_of_your_oil-May_2006.pdf
That_the_generation_to_come_might_know_them-March_2006.pdf
Peace_on_Earth-January_2006-PDF.pdf
A_seer_shall_the_Lord_my_God_raise_up-November_2005.pdf
The_Divine_Commission_of_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ-October_2005.pdf
Now_Is_Our_Time-September__2005.pdf


Current Quorum of Twelve Apostles

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Apostle James Crudup
Ordained 10/14/07

Apostle Joel Gehly
Ordained 10/14/12

Apostle John Griffith
Ordained 10/12/03

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Apostle Paul Liberto
Ordained 4/17/05

Apostle Thomas Liberto
Ordained 10/15/95

Apostle Leonard Lovalvo
Ordained 4/22/07

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Apostle Frank Natoli
Ordained 10/11/15

Apostle Paul Palmieri
Ordained 10/12/86

Apostle Paul A. Palmieri
Ordained 10/11/15

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Apostle Peter Scolaro
Ordained 10/12/97
Apostle Jerry Valenti
Ordained 4/22/18
 


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