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This category contains independent denominations that are part of the historic
Latter Day Saint movement. Each of these denominations follow at least some of the teachings and revelations of Joseph Smith, Jr., publisher of the and claim some relationship to the Book of Mormon, Church of Christ that Smith founded in 1830.
Each individual sect can be classified into a subcategory denomination.
Table of denominations [ edit ]
Primary — Secondary *
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
15 million (2013), about 98% of Latter Day Saint movement – Utah-based
Joseph Smith, Jr.
presided 1830–1844 [a ]
Community of Christ
250,000 (2011), about 2% of Latter Day Saint movement – Missouri-based
Wallace B. Smith
Joseph Smith III
The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)
19,029 members (Dec.31,2012) – Pennsylvania-based
presided 1844–1847 [b ]
Church of Christ With the Elijah Message
over 12,000 members (1998) – Missouri-based
Apostolic United Brethren
approximately 10,000 members (1998)– Utah-based
John Woolley / Lorin Woolley
Council of Friends
( Short Creek Community)
presided 1918–1928 / 1928–1934
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
approximately 10,000 members (2011) – Utah-based
— Additional fundamentalist denominations —
RLDS/ Restoration Branches which have created the
Joint Conference of Restoration Branches
6,000–7,000 members (2010) – Missouri-based [c ]
— Additional Restoration Branch groupings —
Church of Christ (Fettingite)
2,000 members (1988); Missouri-based
Church of Christ (Temple Lot)
2,400 members (1998) – Missouri-based
— Additional Temple Lot – derived denominations —
^ While not considered a schism of the Church of Christ (Fettingite) and its founder Otto Fetting, the Church of Christ at Halley's Bluff accepted Fetting's revelations, but it did not immediately break with the Fettingites in 1929. Nerren and Long instead formed a separate sect in 1932, which was later joined by five other former Temple Lot congregations by 1941.
Minuscule, founded in the 19th century * †
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite)
300 members (1998) – Wisconsin-based
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite)
approximately 12 members (2010) – Missouri-based
* Membership worldwide; generally church-reported ^
† Once larger ^
^ Organized the Church of Christ, the Latter Day Saint movement's original organization, of which multiple denominations currently believe themselves the true successor
^ See Rigdonite.
^ Members consider themselves as remaining adherents of the (historical) Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (As of 2011, litigation by the Community of Christ against Restoration Branch individuals and entities generally established CofC's right to both the full and abbreviated RLDS name.)
This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total.
Pages in category "Latter Day Saint denominations"
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