How do you become a Mormon president?
The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is the most senior (longest serving, not oldest living) Apostle upon the death of the previous president.
So, in order to become the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints you need to: 1.) be a male.
2.) be a baptized member of the Church, ordained to the Aaronic and Melchizidek Priesthoods.
3.) be selected by the current prophet to fill a vacancy in the Quorum of Twelve Apostles (vacancies are usually filled by those who have demonstrated many years of honorable leadership and service at the congregational and regional level, and often have served as Bishops, Stake Presidents, Mission Presidents, and Seventies)
4.) be the longest serving apostle at the time that a church President dies
5.) be sustained by the Apostles and the entire body of the Church as such
Then, you may be ordained by the laying on of hands by the entire Apostolic body to recieve the Priesthood keys necessary to be the president, prophet, seer, and revelator of the church.
There are other 'Presidents' in the church - each group in each congregation is headed by a president, chosen by the president of the group above them. Boys serve as presidents of the Deacons, Teachers, and Priests. Men serve as presidents of the Young Men (youth group), Elders (men's service/study group), and adult Sunday School. Girls serve as presidents of the Beehives, Mia-Maids, and Laurels. Women serve as presidents of the Primary (children's Sunday School), Young Women (youth group), and Relief Society (women's service/study group). Branch Presidents or Bishops are 'presidents' of their congregations. Each Stake (group of 5-15 regional congregations) also has a general president, as well as stake Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School, Young Men, and Young Women presidents. This is mirrored in the church as a whole, with general presidents of the Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School, Young Men, and Young Women, and seven presidents of the Seventies. There are also Mission Presidents and Temple Presidents for each mission and temple in the Church. This makes 13 presidents in each congregation (times approximately 30,000 congregations) + 6 in each stake (times 3643 stakes) + 5 over the general church auxiliaries + 7 over the Seventies + 1 over each of the 170 temples + 1 over each of the 406 missions = 412,446 presidents currently serving in the Mormon Church. All of these positions are temporary and rotated every few years.
While it is highly unlikely (perhaps a 1 in 10,000,000 chance) that you will become the President of the Mormon Church, it is very likely that, as a Mormon, you will serve as a president of something at some time.
You are called to be a bishop by the stake president who presides over that area. You cannot study to become one; it is a calling that is believed to be given from God.
No US President has been a member of the Mormon faith.
There has not yet been a Mormon president in the US.
He never was a Mormon. He was a Presbyterian.
The US has not yet had a Mormon as president.
The 10th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was Joseph Fielding Smith.
No, the first Mormon to run for president was Joseph Smith, during the 1844 election. Mitt Romney's father, George, ran for president in the 1968 election, Mitt Romney ran in 2008 and 2012, and another Mormon, Jon Huntsman, also ran for president in 2012. Mitt Romney is the first Mormon to be chosen as a major party candidate.
No. James Sinegal, the president of Costco, is Catholic.
Brigham Young officially became the President of the Church in December 1847. He had been considered the leader of the church (as President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles) by most of the church membership since the death of Joseph Smith in June 1844.
Church of Mormon. Brigham Young University (BYU) is a Mormon university.
John Taylor was the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) from 1880-1887. He became president of the Church by succession after the death of Brigham Young. John Tyler was the president of the United States from 1841-1845. He was originally elected Vice President but became the president after the death of president William Henry Harrison, as is required by the constitution.
No such organization as the FREERMASON.
The Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is also referred to as the President of the Church. He is properly addressed as 'President'; that is, his proper title is "President Monson", not "Prophet Monson".
Become a Mormon
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no but in the 2008 elections one ran for president
Heber J. Grant was the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) from 1918 to 1945. You can learn more about him at the "Related Link" below.
No, there has not been one yet. In 2012, the Republican nominee for president was a Mormon (Mitt Romney). His father, George Romney, tried to get the Republican nomination in 1964 and 1968, but was not successful.
The official public announcement was in late 1890 by Wilford Woodruff who was the President of the LDS (Mormon) church at that time.
Ther are two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) running for president in the current (2012) presidential election: Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.
Yes. The Masons have always accepted Mormons as members. However, there have been times when the Mormon church has discouraged or banned it's members from becoming Masons. Currently, the Mormon Church permits its members to become Masons only if it does not affect their activity in and service to the Church.
Brigham Young was our second prophet.
Brigham Young was not officially made the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) until December 1847, 3 1/2 years after the death of Joseph Smith. However, Brigham was President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles beginning in 1840 and was a very influential and beloved leader by many church members, so although he wasn't technically the president of the church, many considered him to be Joseph's… Read More
The first Mormon to run for president was Joseph Smith, during the 1844 election. Mitt Romney's father, George, ran for president in the 1968 election, Mitt Romney ran in 2008 and 2012, and another Mormon, Jon Huntsman, also ran for president in 2012. Mitt Romney is the first Mormon to be chosen as a major party candidate. I don't believe any have. There has been other Christians that ran for president such as Abraham Lincoin… Read More
No. Wayne Perry, the President of the Boy Scouts of America, is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church).
The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) after Brigham Young was John Taylor.
The current (March 2010) President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) is Thomas S. Monson. He replaced Gordon B. Hinckley after his death in 2008.
No US president up to this time (June 2011) has been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), although several Mormons have run for president over the years.
Is this a sure sign that the Mormon religion is false that God chose not to make a Mormon the President?
Nope. The President of the United States is chosen by the votes of the Electoral College, not by God. Even if God did have a hand in choosing the president, perhaps He didn't want a Mormon to win because it would allow Mormonism to become too mainstream, or because it would thwart the pending collapse of governments prior to the Second Coming. Some conservative Christians believe God wants to punish Americans by allowing Barack Obama… Read More
Anyone can become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) if they choose to be. The only requirement to be a Mormon is a desire and willingness to serve and obey God.
What religion has the most presidents and has there ever been a president from the church of Jesus Christ of later saints elected?
Protestantism. No, we have never had a Mormon president. We were already in a hizzy over electing a Catholic back in the day, could you imagine that we would have elected a Mormon?
Ask a Mormon only they know how they work.
what do you have to do to become a president?
Brigham Young officially became President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) in December 1847, after the first Mormon Pioneer group arrived in Salt Lake City. However, many Church members began following him immediately after Joseph Smith's murder in the summer of 1844.
if i become a president of india i do every thing that president cant do
Blacks have always been accepted as members in the Mormon church, but it wasn't until 1978 that they were allowed to hold the priesthood.
Mitt Romney's family has been in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) for several generations. He has been a Mormon his entire life, and was baptized into the church at age 8, which is customary.
If Mitt Romney does not get elected president does that finally prove that the Mormon church is not true because why would God not want his chosen church to rule the world?
No! I'm Mormon and I certainly do not believe that.
I need the steps to how to become a president?
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Mormon is a nickname for Latter Day Saints. This is because of their belief in the Book of Mormon. Mormon is the name of the man who compiled and abridged the Book of Mormon. He lived in about the 4th century. He gathered the historical and religious texts of his people, and combined them onto one set of metal plates. These plates were translated by Joseph Smith in the late 1820's to become the Book… Read More
No president of the United States has been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), although a handful of Mormons have been presidential candidates.
Not until Inauguration Day, the current Vice President would become President
you dont have to be vice president in order to become president ...or 16 inches.
The current US Vice-President would become President should the President die or become unable to fulfill the duties of his office.
No he did not become president.
No. The only time that a vice president would become president is when the president dies or is removed from office.
Brigham Young lead the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) west. He was the second president of that church.
Yes, a Mormon can marry a divorcee. You should probably consult your Bishop or Branch President if there was a temple sealing involved though, just to make sure everything is cool beforehand.