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“We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church, that is, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists,” and so forth. Therefore we believe that the president of the church is supposed to be a prophet, seer, revelator, and translator—and have the fruits or produce of a prophet.


“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophesy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues,” and so forth, including in the present time.


“We believe that a man must be called of God by ‘prophesy, and by laying on of hands’ [or revelation] by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.”  Therefore we believe that the president of the church must be “appointed by revelation” (D&C 5:6).


We believe that David was king in Israel, and that he was chosen by God, and that the Bible and Doctrine and Covenants prophecy of more “kings and priests.”  We believe that James J. Strang was chosen by God to be a priestly King.


The highest office remaining in the church today is “Elder,” in the Melchizedek Priesthood, however there are a number of people who claim our beliefs but who have spurious offices (without legal descent from proper authorities).  We do believe in all of the higher offices instituted during the administration of Joseph Smith, but they are at present not filled, just as they sometimes were even during his lifetime.


Our Biblical beliefs on priesthood are outlined in the Book of the Law of the Lord as well as the Doctrine and Covenants.



We do not currently have a bishop, and therefore do not collect tithing.  This site is administered by one elder, not tithing.  Membership is free.  Most faithful members do some good on their own with a tithe (biblical 10%) of their increase.


Continuing Faith

For baptism for the remission
of sins, it is necessary only to have
faith toward God, and to repent of all sin.

To receive baptism by immersion, contact:


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mormon Road and Hwy. 11
Burlington, Wisconsin

(800) 862-5667



One example of our
concise priesthood lineage

Prophet Joseph Smith, 1829

Ebenezer Page, 1830
(Early Mormon in N.Y., Missouri, brother of John E. Page,
Later an Apostle at Voree, Wis., and Beaver Island)

Elder Wingfield Watson, 1858
(Lived on Beaver Island)

Elder Joseph H. Hickey, 1907
(Son of L.D. Hickey who lived at Palmyra, N.Y., Nauvoo, Ill.,
Voree, Wis., and was an apostle on Beaver Island)

Elder Steve Barany, 1953
(Son-in-law of Joseph H. Hickey, died in 2010 at 95)



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