Facts about the Apostle Peter

  • Peter’s name was Simon, son of Jona. Jesus renamed him Cephas (Peter), which means rock.
  • He was born in Bethsaida, near the Sea of Galilee and was a fisherman by trade.
  • Peter was one of the original twelve disciples and was married.
  • Andrew, his brother, was first a follower of John the Baptist and then became the first apostle of Jesus.
  • He died in 64 AD in Rome under Emperor Nero. He was crucified upside down because he didn’t consider himself worthy to die in the same manner as Jesus.