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Doctrine and Covenants Section 48

The original revelation was edited later to insert the word presidency. The Bible and Book of Mormon are silent on such a church office.
Book of Commandments, Chapter LI (1833) Doctrine & Covenants, Section 48
A Revelation to the bishop, and the church in Kirtland, given in Kirtland, Ohio, March, 1831. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, March 1831.
6 And then ye shall begin to be gathered with your families, every man according to his family, according to his circumstances, and as is appointed to him by the bishop and elders of the church, according to the laws and commandments, which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive; even so: Amen. 6 ...and then ye shall begin to be gathered with your families, every man according to his family, according to his circumstances, and as is appointed to him by the presidency and the bishop of the church, according to the laws and commandments, which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive; even so. Amen