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    Jamaica Click here for the Jamaica Mormon Newsroom

    6,542

    Total Church Membership

    0.23% 1-in-442

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    18

    Congregations

    6 Wards
    12 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    1

    Missions | 2 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 22 March 1970. The first Jamaican branch president was Joseph Hamilton.

    Among the first converts was Victor Nugent and his family. Full-time missionaries began teaching again in Jamaica in November 1978. By 1983, membership had increased to 300.

    Jamaica became part of the new West Indies Mission created in 1983. In November of that year ground was broken for a chapel in Kingston. In 1985, membership had increased to 520, and the first full-time Jamaican missionary left to serve in the United States.

    For Journalist Use Only

    Richard O. Stewart
    Mission Presidency First Counselor
    Phone: +1 (876) 399-4410
    Address: 4 Garelli Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica

    Raia Richards-Peart
    National Director of Public Affairs
    Phone: +1 (876) 393-5012
    Address: 4 Garelli Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    621,448

    Members

    2,150

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,206,148

    Members

    2,139

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    493,970

    Members

    1,382

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,336,465

    Members

    18,071

    Congregations

    Missions

    182Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,542

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    562,341

    Members

    1,253

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,093,363

    Members

    5,541

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    971

    Temples

    17Temples