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25 Rare Photos of President Ballard That Will Make You Love Him Even More

by | Oct. 09, 2018

Mormon Life

President M. Russell Ballard was born on October 8, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October 6, 1985. He was set apart as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by President Nelson. 

President Ballard's strong devotion to the gospel is based on his strong testimony and concern, service, and love for others. He once wrote more than 600 personal letters to people who needed help in gaining a testimony. 

Here are some of our favorite photos of President Ballard to celebrate this incredible apostle:

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President Ballard as a toddler. Image from lds.org.

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President Ballard and his wife, Barbara. Image from Facebook. 
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President Ballard and President Nelson greeting members in Tennessee. Image from lds.org

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President Nelson golfing with friends. Image from Deseret News.

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President Ballard and his wife with President Hinckley. Image from Deseret News. 
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