There have been sixteen prophets in this last dispensation. The current church president and prophet is Thomas S. Monson.
Who are the prophets of the Mormon Church?
List of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
|No.||President of the Church||Ordination|
|14||Howard W. Hunter||June 5, 1994|
|15||Gordon B. Hinckley||March 12, 1995|
|16||Thomas S. Monson||February 3, 2008|
|17||Russell M. Nelson||January 14, 2018|
Does the Mormon Church have prophets?
The leaders of the Church are the current prophets, able to receive revelation from God on both religious and practical issues. Mormons believe that God uses these prophets to direct the Church as a whole, as well as to direct individual believers.
How are prophets chosen in Mormonism?
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.
Do Mormons believe in God?
Mormons believe that God is present in the temple space. This makes it a sacred place set aside to learn things that allow individuals to progress toward becoming like God — the temple ordinances, especially celestial marriage, make “eternal progression toward Godhood” possible.
What is the hierarchy in the Mormon Church?
Organizational Structure of the Church. The Church is led by 15 apostles. The most senior apostle is the president of the Church, and he selects two other apostles as counselors. These three function as the First Presidency, which is the highest governing body of the Church.