First Presidency

First Presidency 2021 Easter message: ‘We joyfully proclaim, solemnly testify’ In the 2021 First Presidency Easter Message, President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring, "gratefully commemorate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
First Presidency announces some temple baptistries to open for small groups — including youth Phase 2-B of temple reopenings, announced Monday by the First Presidency, opens the way for members with limited-use temple recommends to participate in proxy baptisms.
First Presidency announces Salt Lake Temple changes — increasing capacity, impacting live sessions; Manti temple next for renovation The First Presidency announced modifications to the Salt Lake Temple renovation affecting live sessions, the cafeteria and the murals. The Manti temple will also be renovated.
Sarah Jane Weaver: 10 lessons in leadership from President Russell M. Nelson "I realized much of what I know and feel about leadership I learned from observing the ministry of President Russell M. Nelson," writes Church News editor Sarah Jane Weaver.
Senior Church leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine, encourage members to safeguard themselves, others ‘through immunization’ All members of the First Presidency and five senior members of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning.
First Presidency statement: ‘We urge all people to remember the precious and fragile nature of freedom and peace’ The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a statement on Friday, Jan. 15, condemning violence and lawless behavior.
Episode 12: Sister Wendy Nelson joins Sister Sheri Dew to talk about President Nelson’s 3 years as Prophet In Episode 12 of the Church News podcast, Sister Wendy Nelson speaks about witnessing President Russell M. Nelson’s prophetic calling in the first three years of his service.
President Henry B. Eyring’s Church service reflects that the ‘crucial thing’ is to ‘connect with God’ For the past three years, President Henry B. Eyring has faithfully worked at the side of his brethren in the First Presidency to teach and testify of the Savior.
Temple focus during President Nelson’s tenure: More than numbers, it’s about principles, invitations and promises Temple totals during President Nelson's ministry include 9 dedications, 9 rededications and 49 announced locations, but he's always teaching about principles and promises.
President Russell M. Nelson’s fast-paced global ministry Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted President Nelson’s fast-paced travel schedule in 2020, he continued to deliver his central message — “that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, that this is His church restored in its fullness.”
A look at President Russell M. Nelson’s first 3 years leading the Church In his nearly 3 years as leader of nearly 17 million Latter-day Saints worldwide, President Nelson has traveled extensively, changed Church organization and issued several historic invitations. Here's a look at his fast-paced presidency so far.