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 are 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 world-wide 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 are to serve the Preisthood and membership of The Church.

Message from the Apostles

October 2016

During the October meeting of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, we recognized current world conditions and sin as it exists in the hearts and minds of society. We observed our growing dependence upon God for help, guidance, and intervention in our lives. The Apostles reflected upon the standing General Church resolution to hold monthly Fast and Prayer meetings in every Branch and Mission, and resolved to reinforce that effort. The General Church Presidency was asked to ensure that this resolution is followed up.

Please make it a point to participate each month in your local Branch or Mission call for Fasting and Prayer on behalf of The Church. Join seeking greater working of the Holy Spirit amongst us – demonstrated through greater unity and righteousness, manifestation of the gifts, intervention in our lives and needs, along with the Power of God in our service and gatherings.

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Current Quorum of Twelve Apostles

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Apostle Paul Benyola   Apostle James Crudup  Apostle Joel Gehly
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 Apostle John Griffith   Apostle Paul Liberto   Apostle Thomas Liberto 
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 Apostle Leonard Lovalvo  Apostle Frank Natoli  Apostle Paul Palmieri
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 Apostle Paul A. Palmieri  Apostle Peter Scolaro