Mark 3:13 reads, “… and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach…”
During Christ’s ministry, he selected and gave power to a group of men to go and preach. The men he selected are named in the pages of scripture.
To read more about Christ selecting his apostles read: Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:13-16, and Acts 1:15-26.
These are the Apostles of Christ:
- Simon (also called Peter or Simon Peter) Peter was his surname.
- Andrew (brother of Simon Peter)
- James (son of Zebedee) surnamed Boanerges
- John (son of Zebedee) surnamed Boanerges
- Matthew (the publican) Matthew 9:9
- James (son of Alphaeus)
- Lebbaeus (surname Thaddaeus)
- Simon (the Canaanite) also called Zelotes
- Judas Iscariot (betrayed Jesus) also called the traitor (Matthew 27:3-5)
– Matthias (replacement for Judas Iscariot – Acts 1:26)