Alma the Elder A Nephite prophet in the Book of Mormon who organized the Church in the days of wicked King Noah. Was a priest of wicked King Noah and a descendant of Nephi, Mosiah 17:1–2. After hearing and believing Abinadi, was cast out by the king. He fled, hid, and wrote Abinadi’s words, Mosiah 17:3–4. Repented and taught the words of Abinadi, Mosiah 18:1. Baptized at the waters of Mormon, Mosiah 18:12–16. Organized the Church, Mosiah 18:17–29. Arrived with his people in Zarahemla, Mosiah 24:25. Was given authority over the Church, Mosiah 26:8. Judged and led the Church, Mosiah 26:34–39. Conferred the office of high priest on his son, Alma 4:4 (Mosiah 29:42; Alma 5:3).