Prophet and Apostles Infographics
Get ready for General Conference by learning about the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with these prophet and apostle infographics!
In 2018-2019, the New Era released several infographics of the prophet and apostles to help learn more about them.
These make a great study for General Conference, in addition to our free new Restoration Proclamation study and our 30 day study of the Restoration of the Gospel.
Ryan Jensen, managing editor of the New Era, compiled them into a PDF, which we have here for you.Prophet-Apostle-Infographics
We also converted the PDF in to JPG images. Now you can download and learn more about the prophet and apostles of the Savior Jesus Christ in preparation for General Conference!
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President Russell M. Nelson Prophet Infographic
- Born September 9, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
- Grew up in the great depression. He remembers asking for permission to eat a banana. (An expensive item for the family budget.)
- At age 10 became an errand boy for his father’s advertising agency.
- Loves to play Scrabble®.
- Earned a PhD in medicine in 1954 from the University of Minnesota.
- Performed the first successful open-heart surgery in Utah using a heart-lung machine he helped develop.
- Became one of the premiere heart surgeons in the USA. In 1983 alone he performed 360 heart surgeries.
- Learned Chinese after attending a meeting where the prophet encouraged people to do more to bring the gospel to all nations, especially China.
- Set apart as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 14, 2018
- Since becoming a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles he has visited 133 nations.
- Performed open-heart surgery on President Spencer W. Kimball.
- Served a two-year term of medical duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, visiting every M.A.S.H. unit in Korea and field hospitals.
- He was called to be an Apostle on April 7, 1984.
- Has perfect pitch and performed in musicals as a young man.
- Married Dantzel White on August 31,1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Dantzel passed away on February 12, 2005. Married Wendy L. Watson on April 6, 2006, in the Salt Lake Temple.
- Skiing is one of his great loves.
- He has 10 children, 57 grandchildren, and 116 great-grandchildren
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in 1945 and medical degree in 1947 from the University of Utah.
President Dallin H. Oaks 1st Counselor Infographic
- Born in Provo, Utah, on August 12, 1932.
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BYU in 1954.
- When he was seven years old, his father died. He and his younger brother and sister were raised by his mother. “I was blessed with an extraordinary mother,” he says.
- Set apart as First Counselor in the First Presidency on January 14, 2018.
- His first job was sweeping out a radio repair shop. He became interested in radio.
- Before he was 16, he obtained a radio operator’s license. He worked both as a radio announcer and engineer.
- Met his first wife, June, while announcing high school basketball games as a college freshman.
- He graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 1957 and taught law there for 10 years.
- Married June Dixon on June 24, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple. June passed away on July 21, 1998. Married Kristen M. McMain on August 25, 2000, in the Salt Lake Temple.
- He has 6 children and 29 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
- He and President Russell M. Nelson were both called to be Apostles on April 7, 1984.
- He was the President of BYU from 1971 to 1980.
- He was a justice on the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until his call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1984.
President Henry B. Eyring 2nd Counselor Infographic
- Received the call to be a member of the First Presidency while bringing in the trash can.
- As a young man, he worked with a contractor building footings and foundations.
- Born in Princeton, New Jersey, on May 31, 1933.
- Because of gas restrictions during WWII, the Eyrings held Church services in their home.
- He was Commissioner of Church Education for 18 years.
- Has 6 children.
- Sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 1, 1995.
- He received master’s and doctoral degrees in business from Harvard University.
- Married Kathleen Johnson in the Logan Utah Temple in July 1962.
- His first date with his wife, Kathy, was playing a tennis match.
- He has served as a Counselor to three Church Presidents:
- 2nd Counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley,
- 1st Counselor to President Thomas S. Monson
- 2nd Counselor to President Russell M. Nelson
- Played high school basketball.
- Served two years in the United States Air Force.
President M. Russell Ballard Prsident of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles Infographic
- Worked for his father’s car dealership in the early 1950s and was the top salesperson.
- Born on October 8, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Attended the University of Utah.
- Served a full-time mission to England.
- Served as mission president in the Canada Toronto Mission from 1974 to 1977.
- Met his wife, Barbara Bowen, at the University of Utah “Hello Day Dance.”
- Grandfather: Elder Melvin J. Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
- Grandfather: Elder Hyrum Mack Smith of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
- Married Barbara Bowen in the Salt Lake Temple on August 28, 1951.
- Has 7 children 43 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren.
- Sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle on October 6, 1985.
- Set apart as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on January 14, 2018.
- Keeps an Oreo cookie encased on his desk as a reminder of a boy who had just made a long journey to a refugee camp, received a package of cookies, and offered the first one to President Ballard.
- After the October 1980 general conference, he wrote more than 600 letters of encouragement to members who were struggling with their testimonies.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Apostle Infographic
- Born December 3, 1940, in St. George, Utah
- Worked as a service station attendant, paperboy, and grocery bagger in his youth.
- Met his wife in high school. She was a musician and cheerleader; he was a student officer and played sports.
- Ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on June 23, 1994.
- Married Patricia Terry on June 7, 1963, in the St. George Temple.
- Has 3 children and 13 grandchildren
- “I have always loved people, and I think while growing up I knew everyone in the city of St. George,” he says.
- He was called to serve in the British Mission, and Elder Quentin L. Cook was one of his mission companions. While he was there, his parents were called to the same mission.
- Attended Dixie College, BYU, and Yale.
- Taught Institute.
- Was the ninth president of BYU.
- He wanted to be a doctor before his mission, but when he came home, he knew he was supposed to be a teacher.
- Was on his high school’s state championship basketball and football teams.
- Was voted “Outstanding Athlete,” lettering in football, basketball, track, and baseball.
- As a young boy, he once ran from one end of town to the other to make it home by his curfew.
- Was co-captain on the Dixie College basketball team.
- Served as the Church Commissioner of Education.
- Served as a bishop of a singles ward.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf Apostle Infographic
- Born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, on November 6, 1940.
- As a boy, he and his family were refugees, fleeing from Czechoslovakia to Germany and then from East Germany to West Germany.
- He joined the Church in 1947 in Zwickau, Germany.
- He worked for Lufthansa (a German airline) as a pilot. And he became a captain at age 29.
- Married Harriet Reich. Their marriage and their children’s marriages were all sealed in the Bern Switzerland Temple.
- Sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 2, 2004.
- He joined the German Air Force in 1959.
- Served as a fighter pilot for 6 years.
- As a boy, he rode his bicycle to deliver laundry, helping his family’s small business.
- Has two children, six grandchildren, and soon four great-grandchildren.
- He was baptized in an indoor swimming pool.
- His go-to recipes: fried eggs sunny-side up and Knusperchen (slices of French bread toasted twice).
- Threw the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.
- In 1973, he helped to bring back safely a 737 that had been hijacked by terrorists.
- Served for 10 years as a counselor to President Monson.
- Refers to his wife as “the sunshine of my life.”
Elder David A. Bednar Apostle Infographic
- Born in San Leandro, California, on June 15, 1952.
- As a boy, he helped his family can fruit. He jokes that he ate more of the fruit than what ended up in the jars.
- Was the quarterback of his high school football team.
- Served a mission in Southern Germany.
- Met his wife at a flag football game. She impressed him when she caught his long pass.
- Married Susan Robinson in 1975 in the Salt Lake Temple.
- Graduated from Brigham Young University.
- Received a PhD in organizational behavior from Purdue University.
- Was a professor at Texas Tech University and the University of Arkansas.
- Served as president of BYU–Idaho from 1997 to 2004.
- Sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 7, 2004.
- Has three sons.
- One of his favorite hymns is “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6).
Elder Quentin L. Cook Apostle Infographic
- Born in Logan, Utah on September 8, 1940.
- Played in state championship games in both football and basketball in high school.
- From 1960 to 1962, he served in the British Mission.
- For every one ball game of his choice, he and his wife attend two cultural activities of her choice.
- He came to particularly enjoy operas by Giuseppe Verdi.
- Married Mary Gaddie in the Logan Utah Temple on November 30, 1962.
- Sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 6, 2007.
- Has 3 children and 11 grandchildren.
- Played a crucial role in the rescue of four missionaries who were abducted in Nigeria in 2007.
- First met his wife, Mary, at a seventh-grade talent assembly.
- Was president and CEO of a health-care system.
- One of his missionary companions was Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.
- As a young lawyer his firm did some legal work for the company that produced the Charlie Brown holiday TV specials. Elder Cook quickly became a fan of the PeanutsTM gang.
- When called to be an Apostle, he said he was glad to hear the news in person, because he would have thought it was a prank call.
- He is the great-great-grandson of the Apostle Heber C. Kimball.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson Apostle Infographic
- Born January 24, 1945, in American Fork, Utah. Moved from Utah to New Jersey when he was in high school.
- When he was about 5 years old, he stole a candy bar from a grocery store. His mom took him back to the store to apologize and pay.
- He helped care for his family’s flock of sheep when he was a boy. During a spring blizzard, he worked to save all the newborn lambs.
- As a kid, he had a summer job picking pears and peaches.
- When he was 13, he helped his mother by baking bread after she had surgery. He continued to bake bread for his family until he left for college.
- When he was a youth, he asked for a Bible for Christmas.
- Called to serve in the Argentina North Mission, 1964–66. Elder Richard G. Scott (1928–2015) was one of his mission presidents.
- Attended Brigham Young University.
- Married Katherine Thelma Jacob May 28, 1968, in the Salt Lake Temple.
- Has 5 children and 16 grandchildren.
- Earned his law degree from Duke University and worked as a lawyer.
- Called in 1998 to the Presidency of the Seventy.
- Before his first time speaking in general conference, his daughter gave him a nice note that ended with “P.S. Don’t trip.”
- He was called to be an Apostle in April 2008.
- Served as the Mexico South Area President.
Elder Niel L. Andersen Apostle Infographic
- Born on August 9, 1951, in Logan, Utah.
- Grew up on a dairy farm in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.
- One of his favorite jobs on the farm was helping take care of the rabbits.
- In high school he went to a student government conference with teenagers from 37 countries! He told others about the Church.
- As a freshman at Brigham Young University, he worked as a janitor cleaning the bathrooms at 4:00 a.m. before attending classes.
- Called to serve in the France Mission and later served as president of the France Bordeaux Mission.
- Was elected student body vice president at BYU.
- Married Kathy Williams on March 20, 1975, in the Salt Lake Temple.
- Has four children and 17 grandchildren.
- Took each of his children to breakfast once a month so he could give each of them his undivided attention.
- Loved to play basketball with his family after coming home from work.
- Graduated from BYU and from Harvard School of Business.
- Speaks English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- Sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in April 2009.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband Apostle Infographic
- Born Feb. 6, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- He graduated from Olympus High School.
- Growing up, friends were an important part of his life.
- Promised his mom to never break the Word of Wisdom.
- He finished his chore of mowing the lawn 50% of the time.
- The other 50% of the time, he convinced his friends to do it for him.
- He had zero time for sports in high school because he always had a job.
- As a 12-year-old, he found a job driving a tractor that picked up driving-range golf balls.
- While in Boy Scouts, he led his troop on a mile-long swim across a lake.
- As a young man he worked as a grocery checker and bagger.
- He worked as a sales representative for Huntsman Container Company and later became President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntsman Chemical Corporation.
- Attended the University of Utah.
- Called to serve in the Eastern States Mission. 1970-72
- He has 5 children and 27 grandchildren.
- Once served as a Temple Square missionary guide in Salt Lake City.
- Married Melanie Twitchell September 4, 1973, in the Salt Lake Temple.
- He was really into cars in high school, owning 4 before his mission. A fraternity for returned missionaries.
- Served as president of the New York, New York North Mission from 1996 to 1999.
- He was called to be an Apostle in October 2015.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson Apostle Infographic
- Born on August 6, 1955, and raised in Cache Valley, Utah.
- When he was 11 years old, his father kept him safe from stepping on a rattlesnake.
- As a young man, he often went with his father to visit and serve widows in their ward.
- Called to serve in the Japan Fukuoka Mission as a young missionary.
- Married Lesa Jean Higley in April 1979 in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.
- Refers to his wife as the “sunshine in and of my life.”
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Utah State University.
- Has four sons.
- Enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.
- Served as president of the Japan Nagoya Mission from 2004 to 2007.
- Lived in Asia for more than nine years of his life.
- Cofounded an exercise equipment manufacturing company where he worked as president and chief operating officer until 2008.
- Called to be an Apostle in October 2015.
- Said his call to the Quorum of the Twelve was a “knee-buckling experience.”
Elder Dale G. Renlund Apostle Infographic
- Born on November 13, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Married Ruth Lybbert in the Salt Lake Temple in 1977.
- Spent his career as a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and heart transplantation.
- About his call to be an Apostle, he said, “I think President Monson sensed that my bones had dissolved.”
- Sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015.
- Became the 100th person called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the latter days.
- Has one daughter, Ashley.
- Received BA and MD degrees from the University of Utah.
- His first language was Swedish.
- Served a full-time mission in Sweden.
- Was a professor of medicine at the University of Utah.
- At age 12, while attending church in a remodeled home, he and a friend lit a firecracker in the chapel’s adjacent overflow area.
- Reading the Christmas story in Luke 2 was a family Christmas tradition.
- As a doctor, he learned from his patients that heartache can become joy through the gospel.
- Received a witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon when he was 11.
- Was called to serve as bishop in his third year of medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, USA.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong Apostle Infographic
- Born in Redwood City, California, Dec. 23, 1953.
- When he tried out for the school basketball team, the coach encouraged him to try out for the soccer team, and he loved it!
- Served as a missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission.
- He got engaged over the telephone, while he was at Oxford University in England and his wife was in Provo, Utah.
- Married Susan Lindsay in the Salt Lake Temple in January 1980.
- Has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
- Sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on March 31, 2018.
- He is in his family’s 33rd recorded generation, dating back to a.d. 837 (late Tang dynasty) in southern China.
- His aunt lured him out from under the bed with a promise to go get french fries when he was homesick as a young boy.
- He loves to travel. He has been to all seven continents.
- Asked the high school cheerleaders to do silent cheers for the chess team.
- Consumed 17 hamburgers with his wife and four children at the end of a long trip.
- He loves to go hiking and backpacking.
- When applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, he included tree climbing as an athletic ablility.
Elder Ulisses Soares Apostle Infographic
- His family joined the Church when he was 6.
- He filled out his mission papers when he was 11 to use as a goal.
- Born in São Paulo, Brazil on October 2, 1958.
- Served a full-time mission in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission.
- Married Rosana Fernandes in the São Paulo Brazil Temple in October 1982.
- Attended the São Paulo Pontifical Catholic University (bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics, master’s in business administration).
- He worked for Pirelli Tire Company.
- Besides his native Portuguese, he speaks English, French, and Spanish.
- The LDS branch he first attended met in a rental space above a bakery.
- Has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
- Sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on March 31, 2018.
- He is the first Latin American Apostle.
- He served as Area President in Brazil before being called to be an Apostle.
- His friends gave him a mosaic of Christ when he moved from Brazil.
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