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

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As of January 1, 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 90,738 members in 19 stakes,[1] 192 Congregations (157 wards[2] and 40 branches[2]), and two missions in Virginia.[3]

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at LDS Newsroom (Virginia) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac. The first Mormon missionary to visit Virginia, was Jediah M. Grant, who later served as a counselor to President Brigham Young. During the Prophet Joseph Smith's lifetime, a group of branches in Tazewell County, Virginia was known as Little Nauvoo.

Membership history[edit]

Year LDS Membership
1841 80
1844 350
1930 2,267
1972 22,000
1980 35,485
1990 55,367
1999 66,622
2008 84,876
2012 90,738
2015 94,528

Stakes[edit]

LDS Stakes are groups of congregations. Wards are medium-sized congregations and branches are small congregations.

Stakes are led by a stake presidency (Stake President and 2 counselors, supported by an executive secretary, a stake clerk, and typically 4 assistant clerks) and a high council of 12 councilors. Stakes also have presidencies for the Stake Relief Society, Young Women, Young Men, Primary, and Sunday School.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Virginia is located in Virginia
Annandale
Annandale
Ashburn
Ashburn
Buena Vista
Buena Vista
Centreville
Centreville
Chesapeake
Chesapeake
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg
Stafford
Stafford
McLean
McLean
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
Newport News
Newport News
Oakton
Oakton
Pembroke
Pembroke
Richmond
Richmond
Richmond-Chesterfield
Richmond-Chesterfield
Richmond-Midlothian
Richmond-Midlothian
Roanoke
Roanoke
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach
Waynesboro
Waynesboro
Winchester
Winchester
Woodbridge
Woodbridge

Missions[edit]

Mission Created Mission Office Stakes in Virginia
Virginia Chesapeake Mission July 2013 Portsmouth, VA 3 (of 5)
Virginia Richmond Mission October 26, 1947 Richmond, VA 6
Washington D.C. South Mission October 16, 1960 Burke, VA 7
West Virginia Charleston Mission TBD Charleston, WV 4 (of 7)
Maryland Baltimore Mission TBD Ellicott City, MD 1 (of 7)

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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