A disciple is one who follows Jesus and His teachings. The definition of an Apostle is "One Sent Forth". An Apostle is a special witness of Jesus Christ - one who especially witnesses of His divinity (that He is a deity) and that He was resurrection from the dead.
When a vacancy in the twelve Apostles occurred because of the betrayal, then subsequent death of Judas Iscariot, Matthias was appointed by inspiration to that special office of Apostle Acts 1:15-26.
At the present time, 12 men with this same calling from God make up the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They lead and guide Christ's church today just like the 12 apostles of old guided the ancient church.
To find out more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the twelve apostles who have been called today, continue below.