Celebration Planned for President Nelson’s Birthday
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Celebration Planned for President Nelson’s Birthday

Conference Center gala will honor the prophet as he turns 95.

Russell M. Nelson and Wendy Nelson

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson

Happy birthday, President Nelson!

Plans are in place for a gala celebration of President Russell M. Nelson’s 95th birthday. The event will take place on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. mountain daylight time in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. It will be broadcast live on ChurchofJesusChrist.org and the Church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. It will also be rebroadcast in eight languages—English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, and ASL.

The celebration will share insights into the prophet’s life, ministry, and service, using videos to portray how his career, family, and ministry have shaped his life and enabled him to be a special witness of Jesus Christ.

A number of performing artists will join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the celebration, and complimentary tickets will be available on ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events beginning Tuesday, July 30, at 9:00 a.m., with a limit of two tickets per individual.

President Nelson was born September 9, 1924, in Salt Lake City. A former heart surgeon, he served as the Sunday School General President and was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in April 1984. He became the 17th President of the Church in January 2018.