Frequent question: Who is the leader of the Mormon Church today?

Who is next in line to be prophet of the LDS Church?

Right now, that man is President Russell M. Nelson, a former heart surgeon, who is 93. Next in line after him is Dallin H. Oaks, a former president of Brigham Young University and state Supreme Court justice.

What happened to the Mormon leader?

Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (more commonly known as Mormonism), is murdered along with his brother Hyrum when a mob breaks into a jail where they are being held in Carthage, Illinois.

How is the prophet chosen LDS?

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.

Was Joseph Smith educated?

Though in his youth Joseph was largely deprived of a formal education, he was “instructed in reading, writing, and the ground rules of arithmetic.”1 Joseph’s mother said that he was often “given to meditation and deep study.”

Who created Mormonism?

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