How many prophets have there been in the LDS Church?

Who were the prophets of the LDS Church?

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to be led by living prophets—inspired men called to speak for the Lord, as did Moses, Isaiah, Peter, Paul, Nephi, Mormon, and other prophets of the scriptures.

How many prophets has the LDS Church had?

Since the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830, 17 men have served as the president of the Church. Latter-day Saints consider each of these men to be prophets who received revelation from God.

How many prophets have there been in the Mormon Church?

There have been sixteen prophets in this last dispensation. The current church president and prophet is Thomas S. Monson.

How does LDS choose a new prophet?

How does the Mormon Church choose its next president and prophet? By seniority of service. Though it is an unofficial policy set down in no Mormon scripture, the church has always chosen the longest-serving member from its highest realm of leadership—an “apostle”—to become the next church prophet.

Which LDS prophet served the longest?

List of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

No. President of the Church Length
14 Howard W. Hunter 9 months
15 Gordon B. Hinckley 12 years, 10 months
16 Thomas S. Monson 9 years, 11 months
17 Russell M. Nelson Current; 3 years, 9 months (as of today)
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