Former Mormon Apostles
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (casually known as the Mormon Church), twelve apostles are called by God to help the First Presidency lead the Church and be special witnesses of Jesus Christ to the world. Together they form the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. These men have the Melchizedek Priesthood. This priesthood was given to Joseph Smith (Read more).
David B. Haight (1906–2004)
David B. Haight was born on September 2, 1906, in Oakley, Idaho. He was mostly reared by his mother and older brothers and sisters, because his father died when he was only nine. After graduating from high school in Idaho, David B. Haight went to Utah State University and studied business administration. He then (Read more).
Heber C. Kimball (1801–1868)
Heber C. Kimball was influential in the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was one of the original twelve apostles called by the Prophet Joseph Smith, and served as the Prophet Brigham Young’s counselor in the First Presidency. Heber C. Kimball was born on June 14, 1801, in Sheldon, Vermont. He was born into a good upstanding family that taught him from (Read more).
Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004)
Elder Neal A. Maxwell served as an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 1981 until his death in July 2004. In May 1945, on the island of Okinawa, eighteen-year-old Neal Maxwell hid in a foxhole. Japanese shells passed over him and his unit for several days until one exploded between his foxhole and the foxhole of his friend. Neal was sure (Read more).
Oliver Cowdery (1806–1850)
Oliver Cowdery was one of the first members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He witnessed many spiritual events with Joseph Smith and had much authority in the early Church. Oliver was born on October 3, 1806, in Vermont. There is little information about his youth, and the earliest records state that at twenty (Read more).
Sidney Rigdon (1793–1876)
Sidney Rigdon was influential in the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an orator and as the First Counselor in the First Presidency. Sidney Rigdon was born on February 19, 1793, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1817, Rigdon was caring for his widowed mother, and joined a church. Within a year he became qualified as a licensed preacher (Read more).