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    South Korea Click here for the South Korea Mormon Newsroom

    87,860

    Total Church Membership

    0.17% 1-in-586

    Population vs. Church Members

    12

    Stakes

    10

    108

    Congregations

    65 Wards
    43 Branches

    17

    Family History Centers

    17

    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

    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

    12Temples

    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