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    Jamaica Click here for the Jamaica Mormon Newsroom

    6,425

    Total Church Membership

    0.22% 1-in-450

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    18

    Congregations

    6 Wards
    12 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    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 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

    578,944

    Members

    2,010

    Congregations

    Missions

    32Missions

    Family History Centers

    281

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,181,411

    Members

    2,124

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    336

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    512,269

    Members

    1,408

    Congregations

    Missions

    42Missions

    Family History Centers

    704

    Temples

    13Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,254,663

    Members

    18,167

    Congregations

    Missions

    192Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,530

    Temples

    109Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    552,825

    Members

    1,251

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    299

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,038,057

    Members

    5,546

    Congregations

    Missions

    94Missions

    Family History Centers

    941

    Temples

    17Temples