The priesthood is divided into two parts: the Melchizedek Priesthood and the Levitical Priesthood (Hebrews 7:11).

Those holding the Melchizedek Priesthood have the power and authority to lead the Church and direct the preaching of the gospel in all parts of the world. They administer all the spiritual work of the Church. They direct the work done in the temple; they preside over the branches, regions, and missions. The Lord’s chosen leader of the church, the President of the Church,is the presiding high priest over the Melchizedek