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    South Korea Click here for the South Korea Mormon Newsroom

    88,418

    Total Church Membership

    0.17% 1-in-583

    Population vs. Church Members

    12

    Stakes

    10

    103

    Congregations

    63 Wards
    40 Branches

    18

    Family History Centers

    18

    1

    Temples

    4

    Missions | 5 Districts

    History

    Latter-day Saint servicemen first brought the Church's teaching to Korea in 1951, during the Korean War. Among the first Korean members was Ho Jik Kim, converted while earning a doctorate in the United States. Kim became an influential leader in the Korean government and paved the way for missionaries to enter Korea.

    The first official missionaries arrived in Korea in 1954. They learned to speak the language, and they taught many young students. The Korean Mission was created on July 8, 1962, with seven branches (small congregations) of the Church.

    The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ was printed in Korean in 1967. The first stake (diocese) was created in Seoul, South Korea, on March 8, 1973. Membership increased to 9,000 in 1975, and by 1983, it had reached almost 29,000.

    A temple was announced for Seoul on April 1, 1981, and was dedicated December 14, 1985. When the 1988 Olympic Games were held in Korea, the Brigham Young University Folk Dancers performed at the opening ceremonies, viewed by an estimated audience of 1 billion people worldwide.

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    Dong Chol Beh
    Seoul,
    South Korea
    Mobile:  +82-16-9212-7188
    Phone:  +82-2-530-9504

     

    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