Prophets of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Community of Christ) By scott_norwood Dec 23, 1805 Birth of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith, jr. - 1st prophet and president of the restored church was born on this day in Sharon, Vermont. Nov 6, 1832 Birth of Joseph Smith the III The son of Joseph & Emma Smith was born in Kirtland, Ohio. He was prophet and president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for many years. Jun 27, 1844 Joseph Smith jr. assassinated Joseph Smith jr. was assassinated on this date in Carthage, Illinois where he was being held prisoner in the county jail. Apr 6, 1860 Ordination of "Young Joseph" On this date Joseph Smith III is ordained as prophet and president of the "new organization." Jan 21, 1874 Birth of Frederick Madison Smith Link to online biography of FM Smith by his wifeThe son of Joseph Smith III was born in Lamoni, Iowa on this date. Feb 2, 1876 Birth of Israel A. Smith The 4th president of the RLDS church was born on this day in Plano, Illinois. Here he is shown with the Presiding Bishopric - Israel A is on the left Nov 18, 1900 Birth of W Wallace Smith Another grandson of Joseph Smith jr. is born is Lamoni, Iowa. He is one of three brothers that will in turn lead the RLDS. Nov 18, 1900 Birth of William Wallace Smith Link to an online biography on the Community of Christ website.On this date WW Smith was born in Lamoni, Iowa. Dec 10, 1914 Death of Joseph Smith III After leading the Reorganization for 54 years "young" Joseph died in Independence, Missouri. May 5, 1915 Frederick M Smith is ordained prophet The grandson of Joseph Smith jr. is ordained prophet and president of the Reorganized Church on this day. Mar 20, 1946 Death of Frederick Madison Smith After serving over 30 years as prophet and president of the RLDS church "FM" died in Independence, Missouri Apr 7, 1946 Ordination of Israel A. Smith Following his brother FM's death, Israel A. Smith is ordained prophet and president of the RLDS church. Jun 14, 1958 Death of Israel A. Smith President Israel A. Smith was killed in an automobile accident on this date. Oct 6, 1958 Ordination of WW Smith Online biography at Community of Christ website On this date William Wallace Smith is ordained President of the High Priest on this date. Oct 6, 1958 Ordination of William Wallace Smith WW Smith was ordained President of the High Priesthood on this date. He was the third grandson of Joseph Smith Jr. to lead the Reorganization. Apr 6, 1978 Wallace B. Smith is ordained president A brief overview of Brother Wallace B Smith's presidency is at this link.During world conference Wallace B. Smith is ordained president of the church after serving a two-year internship. Aug 4, 1986 Death of William Wallace Smith After leading the RLDS church into many new countries WW Smith died in Independence, Missouri. Apr 6, 1996 Grant McMurray ordained president of the church Grant's PresidencyAn overview of Grant McMurray's years as president of the church is at the following link. Apr 6, 2005 Steve Veazey is ordained as church's president more information about Brother Veazey at this linkSteve Veazey is the current president of the Community of Christ Aug 4, 2008 Death of WW Smith On this date President Emeritus William Wallace Smith died in Independence, Missouri.