Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Group Portrait 2024

Apostle was the title Jesus gave to the Twelve whom He chose and ordained to be His closest followers and supporters1. Apostles are chosen to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ2. Just as Jesus Christ called and sent His Apostles forth to represent Him, today’s Apostles are given the role to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest leadership body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the First Presidency being the highest).

Jesus Christ calls Apostles to represent Him in our day just as He did in the Bible. They leave behind their regular work lives and devote their life to full-time Church service. They oversee the growth of the global Church, and they travel the world to share God’s love with His children and invite all to come unto Christ, learn, and follow Him.

A quorum is a group of individuals who are given priesthood authority and responsibility to do God’s work. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles includes twelve everyday men with the same divine responsibility as Peter, James, John, and the other early Apostles.

Jeffrey R. Holland
Biography

Jeffrey R. Holland

Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994. He was sustained as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on November 16, 2023.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Dieter F. Uchtdorf was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church on October 2, 2004.

David A. Bednar
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David A. Bednar

David A. Bednar was ordained and set apart as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 7, 2004.

Quentin L. Cook
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Quentin L. Cook

Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6, 2007. Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy.

D. Todd Christofferson
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D. Todd Christofferson

D. Todd Christofferson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008.

Elder Neil L. Andersen, official portrait, 2019.
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Neil L. Andersen

Neil L. Andersen was named an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009.

Ronald A. Rasband
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Ronald A. Rasband

Ronald A. Rasband was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015.

Gary E. Stevenson
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Gary E. Stevenson

Gary E. Stevenson was sustained to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015. At the time of his call to the Twelve, he had been serving as the Presiding Bishop of the Church since April 2012.

Dale G. Renlund
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Dale G. Renlund

Dale G. Renlund was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015.

Official Portrait of Gerrit W. Gong.  Photographed in 2018.
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Gerrit W. Gong

Gerrit W. Gong was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018.

Ulisses Soares
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Ulisses Soares

Ulisses Soares was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018.

Official Portrait of Elder Patrick Kearon.  Photographed in March 2017.
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Patrick Kearon

Patrick Kearon was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 7, 2023.