A title for the presiding officer of an organization. The President of the Church is a prophet, seer, and revelator (D&C 21:1; 107:91–92), and members of the Church are to call the prophet of the Church by the title “President” (D&C 107:65). He is the only person on earth authorized to exercise all priesthood keys.
The heads of priesthood quorums and other Church organizations may also have the title of president.
- The Lord gave the keys of the kingdom to Joseph Smith:D&C 81:1–2;
- Three presidents form a quorum of the Presidency of the Church:D&C 107:21–24;
- Presidents were ordained after the order of Melchizedek:D&C 107:29;
- The duties of the presidents over deacons, teachers, priests, and elders are described:D&C 107:85–89; ( D&C 124:136–138, 142; )
- There are seven presidents over all other Seventy:D&C 107:93–95;
- Presidents of stakes were appointed:D&C 124:133–135;