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    Saint Vincent

    715

    Total Church Membership

    0.64% 1-in-156

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    3 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    History

    Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, then of the Seventy (one of the governing bodies of the Church), visited St. Vincent in January 1980 along with President Richard L. Millett of the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission. Steven B. Wooley and Terry Williams were sent to be missionaries in the country in March 1980. Among those attending the meetings was Ebenezer Joshua, the first chief minister of the country who helped St. Vincent obtain independence from England. Joshua was one of the earliest converts and served in the branch (a small congregation) presidency.

    Missionaries cleared the land for a chapel and a site dedication was held in June 1985; a building was subsequently constructed. When Joshua died in 1991, a crowd of 30,000 – 40,000 people, including top government officials, viewed or attended his televised funeral in the Kingstown chapel.

     

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    Caribbean Area
    Office: (809) 487-0120, Ext. 2233
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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