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    6,668

    Total Church Membership

    0.23% 1-in-443

    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

    666,508

    Members

    2,327

    Congregations

    Missions

    35Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    4Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,230,515

    Members

    2,130

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    354

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    497,436

    Members

    1,374

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    654

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,419,307

    Members

    18,256

    Congregations

    Missions

    173Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,543

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    572,895

    Members

    1,283

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    304

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,178,375

    Members

    5,570

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,000

    Temples

    21Temples