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

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As of year-end 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) reported 183,38 members in 42 stakes,[1] 339 Congregations (311 wards[2] and 28 branches[2]), three missions, and two temples in Nevada.[3]

Stakes are located in Carson City, Elko (2), Ely, Fallon (2), Henderson (5), Las Vegas (15), Logandale, Mesquite, North Las Vegas, Panaca, Reno (2), Sparks and Winnemucca.

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at MormonNewsroom.org.[3]

Nevada Membership History[edit]

Year Membership
1920 2,328
1930 5,319
1940 9,139
1950 14,223
1960 23,890
1970 44,282
1980 71,462
1990 110,060
1999 143,372
2007 172,330
2008 173,639
2012 178,737

Missions[edit]

On July 1, 1975, the Nevada Las Vegas Mission was organized from the Arizona Tempe, and California Sacramento missions. Due to growth of missionary work in the area, the Nevada Las Vegas Mission split creating the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. On July 1, 2012, the Las Vegas and Las Vegas West Missions were realigned, and the Nevada Reno Mission was created.[4]

Mission Organized
Nevada Las Vegas Mission July 1, 1975
Nevada Las Vegas West Mission July 1, 1997
Nevada Reno Mission July 1, 2012

Temples[edit]

Nevada currently has 2 temples in operation.

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43. Las Vegas Nevada Temple edit

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Sunrise Manor, Nevada, United States
April 7, 1984
December 16, 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley
80,350 sq ft (7,465 m2) and 137 ft (42 m) high on a 10.3 acre (4.2 ha) site
Modern, six-spire design - designed by Tate & Snyder Architects

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81. Reno Nevada Temple edit

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Reno, Nevada, United States
April 12, 1999
April 23, 2000 by Thomas S. Monson
10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 7.9 acre (3.2 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services
Second temple built in Nevada, following Las Vegas Temple.

Communities[edit]

Latter-day Saints had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following in Nevada:

Notable Latter-day Saints in Nevada[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nevada Stakes.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Nevada.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  3. ^ a b "Statistics by Country: USA-Nevada", MormonNewsroom.org, LDS Church, 31 December 2012, retrieved 2013-06-17
  4. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (March 3, 2012), "New missions created", Church News
  5. ^ "Records detail first divorce". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  6. ^ "Jim Gibbons | Mormon Politicians - FamousMormons.com | Discover Famous Mormons FamousMormons.com | Discover Famous Mormons". www.famousmormons.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.

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