The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Virginia
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Virginia reported 95,379 members in 22 stakes, 200 Congregations (171 wards and 29 branches), and three missions in Virginia, as of December 31, 2017.
In 1841, there were some 80 members of the Church in Virginia.
In 1996, a group of Mormon businessmen acquired Southern Virginia College—a two-year private women's college—and turned it into Southern Virginia University, a four-year, coeducational school with a Brigham Young University-like honor code in Buena Vista, Virginia.
In April 2018, church president Russell M. Nelson announced a new temple to be built in Virginia. The first temple of the church to be built in the state, the temple is located in Glen Allen, Virginia.
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.
|Mission||Created||Mission Office||Stakes in Virginia|
|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)|
|183. Richmond Virginia (Under Construction)||edit|
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