John Murdock

“John Murdock,” For the Strength of Youth, Sept. 2021, inside back cover.

People from Church History

John Murdock

Youth Magazine, Global 2021/09 Sep

Illustration by Patricia Castelao

  • 1792–1871

  • After his wife, Julia, died, John asked Joseph and Emma Smith to raise his newborn twins .

  • Established a mission in Sydney, Australia, in 1851.

  • John served at least six missions for the Church between 1831 and 1853—sometimes at a great sacrifice to himself and his family. Throughout his life, he defended the Prophet Joseph Smith and was constant in his devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ.