President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away late Sunday night. He was 95.
After a recent brief hospital stay, he returned to his home where he attended to duties as he was able to before passing away at approximately 11:15 p.m. on November 12, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.
President Ballard became an Apostle on October 6, 1985. He was announced as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on January 16, 2018. As with the Apostles in New Testament times, today’s Apostles are called to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ. President Ballard was one of 15 men who oversee the growth and development of the global Church, which now numbers more than 17 million members.
Read more about President Ballard’s life in the article “President M. Russell Ballard Dies at Age 95” on the Church’s Newsroom.
Watch the video “Remembering the Life of President M. Russell Ballard.”