The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington

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The Seattle Washington LDS Temple

As of January 1, 2013 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 271,625 members in 56 stakes,[1] 528 Congregations (463 wards[2] and 65 branches[2]), five missions, and three temples in Washington.[3]

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at LDS Newsroom (Washington) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac

Membership history[edit]

Year Membership
1920 1,199
1930 3,443
1940 5,113
1950 11,551
1960 35,701
1970 67,203
1980 138,000
1990 189,000
1999 226,411
2008 257,710
2012 271,625

Missions[edit]

On July 26, 1897, the Northwestern States Mission was organized to search out Latter Day Saints who had moved Washington, Oregon, and Montana. On January 1, 1968, The Pacific Northwest Mission was created with Joe E. Whitesides as president. On June 10, 1970 its name changed to the Washington Mission and ultimately the Washington Seattle Mission on June 20, 1974. As of 2008, Washington is home to 5 missions with two more announced to be created July 2013.

Mission Organized
Washington Everett Mission 1 Jul 2001
Washington Federal Way Mission July 2013
Washington Kennewick Mission 1 Jul 2002
Washington Seattle Mission 1 Jan 1968
Washington Spokane Mission 1 Jul 1978
Washington Tacoma Mission 1 Jul 1990
Washington Vancouver Mission July 2013

Temples[edit]

Washington currently has three temples in operation.

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19. Seattle Washington edit

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Bellevue, Washington, US
27 May 1978
17 November 1980 by Spencer W. Kimball
47°35′2.651999″N 122°8′27.15360″W / 47.58406999972°N 122.1408760000°W / 47.58406999972; -122.1408760000 (Seattle Washington Temple)
110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) and 179 ft (55 m) high on a 23.5 acre (9.5 ha) site

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59. Spokane Washington edit

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Veradale, Washington US
13 August 1998
21 August 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley
47°37′12.58679″N 117°13′14.48400″W / 47.6201629972°N 117.2206900000°W / 47.6201629972; -117.2206900000 (Spokane Washington Temple)
10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 2 acre (0.8 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services

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107. Columbia River Washington edit

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Richland, Washington, US
2 April 2000
18 November 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley
46°13′36.23880″N 119°16′29.61480″W / 46.2267330000°N 119.2748930000°W / 46.2267330000; -119.2748930000 (Columbia River Washington Temple)
16,880 sq ft (1,568 m2) on a 2.88 acre (1.2 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington Stakes.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Washington.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  3. ^ LDS Newsroom (Statistical Information)

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