Walter Schmidt (minister)
Walter Schmidt was the fourth Chief Apostle
Chief Apostle
The Chief Apostle is the highest minister in the New Apostolic Church, and has existed since 1896.-History:The term "Chief Apostle" was first used officially to describe Jesus Christ in the New Covenant Scriptures, Book of Hebrews, Chapter 3, verse 1, where he is also called the High Priest...

 of the New Apostolic Church
New Apostolic Church
The New Apostolic Church is a chiliastic church, converted to Protestantism as a free church from the Catholic Apostolic Church. The church has existed since 1879 in Germany and since 1897 in the Netherlands...



He was born on 21. Decembre 1891 in Neuemühle. After the death of Chief Apostle Johann Gottfried Bischoff, he was elected as Chief Apostle by an international apostles' meeting. The New Apostolic Church was in a crisis after the death of Bischoff. The Botschaft of Bischoff was not fulfilled; he died on 7 July 1960. He had told that Jesus will come back, at his lifetime. In the service on 10 July 1960, Walter Schmidt was introduced as the new Chief Apostle and, during that service, the admonition to the members was to answer external critics with silence regarding the Bischoff Prophecy.

He retired on 15 February 1975 and died on 28 February 1981 in Dortmund
Dortmund is a city in Germany. It is located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. Its population of 585,045 makes it the 7th largest city in Germany and the 34th largest in the European Union....



  • in November 1923: Subdeacon
  • 1925: Priest helper
  • 10. March 1929: Priest
  • 21. January 1940: District Evangelist
  • 25. June 1944: District Elder for the district Dortmund
  • 26. May 1945: Bischop
  • 29. September 1946: Apostle in the Apostel district Westphalia
  • 19. September 1948: Districtapostle for Westphalia
  • 10 July 1960: Chief Apostle


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