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    6,718

    Total Church Membership

    0.23% 1-in-441

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    18

    Congregations

    6 Wards
    12 Branches

    7

    Family History Centers

    7

    1

    Missions | 1 Districts

    History

    The first missionary of the Church came to Jamaica in 1841, but his stay was brief. In 1853, missionaries were again sent to Jamaica. They found a great deal of antagonism and stayed only six weeks.

    Latter-day Saint families of John L. Whitefields and Jay P. Bills came to Jamaica in the late 1960s and began holding meetings in Mandeville. The Mandeville Branch (a small congregation) was created on March 22, 1970. The first Jamaican branch president of the Mandeville Branch was Victor Nugent. Nugent and his family were among the first converts in the country. Full-time missionaries began teaching again in Jamaica in November 1978.

    Joseph Hamilton was the first Jamaican President of the Kingston Branch in 1982.

    By 1983, membership had increased to 300. Jamaica became part of the new West Indies Mission created in 1983. In November of that year, land was bought to build a new chapel. The Constant Spring Chapel in Kingston was built in 1985.

    In 1985, membership had increased to 520, and the first full-time Jamaican missionary left to serve in the United States.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples