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

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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.

History

In 1841, there were some 80 members of the Church in Virginia. [1]

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. [2]

In 2011, Time magazine profiled the large population of singles, or Young Single Adults, in the DC area—including the new '23rd Street Chapel'. [3]

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. [4]

In 2020, the LDS Church canceled services and other public gatherings indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [5]

Membership history

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

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

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)

Temples

183. Richmond Virginia (Under Construction)

Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
 Notes:

Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
1 April 2018
11 April 2020 by Randall K. Bennett
Announced by Russell M. Nelson on April 1, 2018 [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Facts and Statistics", Church News, 2020. Retrieved on 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "New College in Virginia Offers Eastern Mormons a Choice", Los Angeles Times, 27 July 1996. Retrieved on 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ Choi, Christy. "All the Single Mormons: Virginia Church Focuses on Finding a Mate", Time magazine, 30 May 2011. Retrieved on 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Church reveals plans to build Mormon temple in Henrico". wtvr.com. WTVR. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  5. ^ Lovett, Ian. "Mormon Church Cancels Services World-Wide Amid Coronavirus Crisis", The Wall Street Journal, 12 March 2020. Retrieved on 31 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes: Mormon temples to be built in Asia, Europe, North and South America". Newsroom. LDS Church. April 1, 2018.

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