Biographical Sketch Directory Index

The Twelve Apostles

When it was time for Jesus to begin his special mission, he chose helpers. The first two men he found were fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. "Follow me," Jesus said. "I will make you fishers of men."

Jesus picked twelve disciples. They traveled through the land, spreading the good news about the Lord's love for all people. Even after Jesus died on the cross, the disciples continued fishing for men. No matter where they went, they told people about God and his Son Jesus. They knew that this was the most important job of all.