The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Korea
As of April 2013, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) reported 85,628 members, 16 stakes, six districts,and 128 Congregations (83 wards and 45 branches), four missions, and one temple in South Korea.
The first Korean member of the church was Kim Ho Jik, who joined the church in July 1951 while obtaining his doctorate at Cornell University. After finishing his doctorate, Kim returned to Korea and served as the Minister of Education in the Syngman Rhee administration. As an influential figure in education and the community, he served in the church and contributed immensely to the growth of the LDS Church in Korea.
In 1967, the first Korean-language version of the Book of Mormon was published.
In 2005, the church changed its name in Korea from "말일성도 예수 그리스도 교회" to "예수 그리스도 후기 성도 교회".
- Korea Busan Mission
- Korea Daejon Mission
- Korea Seoul Mission
- Korea Seoul South Mission (Created July 2013).
April 14, 1985, the Korean Temple of the church was dedicated. In the LDS Church, there is a distinction between a meetinghouse and a Temple. By 1985, there were numerous meetinghouses but only one temple in Korea.
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Seoul, South Korea
- LDS Meetinghouse Locator. Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
- LDS Newsroom (Statistical Information)
- Palmer, Spencer J. "Kim Ho Jik" in Garr, Arnold K., Donald Q. Cannon and Richard O. Cowan, ed., Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2000) p. 613
- New mission presidents by area for 2013
- Roy, Denny (July 1988). "Kim Ho Jik: Korean Pioneer". Ensign. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 2006-10-30.
- Palmer, Spencer (October 1997). "Pioneering in South Korea". Ensign. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 2006-10-30.
- Ricks, Kellene (July 1992). "Korea: Land of the Morning Calm". Ensign. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 2006-10-30.
- Hee-chul Seo, "The Church in Korea—Gospel Light Shines through Hardship", Liahona, September 2014
- LDS Newsroom: Country Profile: South Korea
- Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac (Republic of Korea)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official Site - South Korea (Korean)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official Site - Worldwide (English)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Visitors Site