Many who investigate the teachings and beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often find themselves asking about our Prophet. This page is designed to increase understanding of who exactly he is, and what he has been teaching recently.
Russell M. Nelson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1924. He studied at the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota. He is married to Wendy L. Watson.
President Nelson was a pioneer heart surgeon and medical researcher.
Russell M. Nelson has served as an Apostle since 1984. He was ordained as President of the Church in 2018. His example is one of great service. He will forever be remembered as one who always put others, and the Lord first.
Here are a couple of short videos. Listen to his voice and hear his teachings.
“We can help all to see with the eye of faith that obedience and righteousness will draw them closer to Jesus Christ, allow them to enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and experience joy in life!”
“In this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we worship Him who commenced His infinite Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was willing to suffer for the sins and weaknesses of each of us, which suffering caused Him “to bleed at every pore.” He was crucified on Calvary’s cross and rose the third day as the first resurrected being of our Heavenly Father’s children. I love Him and testify that He lives! It is He who leads and guides His Church.”
“Pray in the name of Jesus Christ about your concerns, your fears, your weaknesses—yes, the very longings of your heart. And then listen! Write the thoughts that come to your mind. Record your feelings and follow through with actions that you are prompted to take. As you repeat this process day after day, month after month, year after year, you will “grow into the principle of revelation.””
“Nothing opens the heavens quite like the combination of increased purity, exact obedience, earnest seeking, daily feasting on the words of Christ in the Book of Mormon, and regular time committed to temple and family history work.”