First Presidency

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints refers to the Church's President, deemed the Prophet, and his counselors. The President and his first two counselors form the Quorum of the First Presidency, while any additional counselors that may be called serve only as counselors to the President. Members of the First Presidency are sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators.

These high priests of the Church, who hold the priesthood office of Apostle, work closely with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to direct God's work on the earth. Latter-day Saints look to the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve as members of Christ’s Church did anciently: they receive revelation and direction from God to guide people into His paths, so that one day we may return to live with Him.

Current First Presidency

Currently the first presidency consists of Gordon B. Hinckley who serves as President and Thomas S. Monson who serves as First Counselor.

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