Global Leadership of the Church

Jesus Christ is at the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Prophet and the other Apostles and General Authorities, General Officers, and other leaders of the Church seek revelation from God as they serve, teach, and lead the Church’s millions of members around the world.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follows the same pattern as the church that Jesus Christ established during His mortal ministry, restored in modern times. He remains the head of the Church and directs His chosen servants as they lead.

The leaders of the worldwide Church are known as General Authorities and General Officers. General Authorities include the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy, General Authority Seventies, and the Presiding Bishopric. General Officers include the General Presidencies of the Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School, Young Women, and Young Men organizations.

The First Presidency is the highest governing body of the Church. Along with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, members of the First Presidency are special witnesses of Jesus Christ. They seek the Lord’s guidance as they oversee the affairs of the Church.

General Authority Seventies, General Officers, Area Presidencies, and other Church leaders likewise seek divine guidance as they love and serve specific groups of Church members throughout the world.

Download a chart of General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.

Last Updated On 22 Dec 2021