LINE OF AUTHORITY
AUSTIN J. BALLIF was ordained an Elder, by Jeffery S. Ballif
JEFFERY S.BALLIF was ordained an Elder, by Don R. Ballif
DON R. BALLIF was ordained a High Priest April 29, 1979, by Newel Hodges Linford
NEWEL HODGES LINFORD was ordained a High Priest Oct. 25, 1955, by Adam S. Bennion
ADAM S. BENNION was ordained an Apostle April 9, 1953, by David O. Mckay
DAVID O. McKAY was ordained an Apostle April 9, 1906, by Joseph F. Smith
JOSEPH F. SMITH was ordained an Apostle July 1, 1866, by Brigham Young
BRIGHAM YOUNG was ordained an Apostle Feb. 14, 1835, under the hands of the Three Witnesses-- Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris
THE THREE WITNESSES were called by revelation to choose twelve Apostles and on Feb. 14, 1835, were "blessed by the laying on of hands of the Presidency" -- Joseph Smith, Jr., Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams -- to ordain the twelve Apostles.
JOSEPH SMITH, JR. and OLIVER COWDERY received the Melchizedek Preisthood in 1829 under the hands of Peter, James and John.
PETER, JAMES and JOHN were ordained Apostles by the Lord Jesus Christ.