Church History


    Prophets’ Baptisms

    The first prophet to be baptized in a meetinghouse font was Gordon B. Hinckley in 1919. Of the previous 14 prophets, “two were baptized in rivers, one in an outdoor baptismal font, . . . one in a stream, five in creeks, two in ponds, one in a swimming pool, [and two] in . . . canal[s].”

    William Hartley and Rebecca Todd, “Our Prophets’ Places of Baptism,” Friend, Aug. 1997, 43