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.
Here are some of our favorite photos of President Ballard to celebrate this incredible apostle:
President Ballard as a toddler. Image from ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
President Ballard and his wife, Barbara. Image from Facebook.
President Ballard and President Nelson greeting members in Tennessee. Image fromChurchofJesusChrist.org.
President Nelson golfing with friends. Image from Deseret News.
President Ballard and his wife with President Hinckley. Image from Deseret News.