Statistical Report 1988


For the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 1988. (Membership figures include estimates based on 1988 reports available prior to conference.)

Church Units

Number of stakes

1,707

Number of districts

402

Number of missions

222

Number of wards

11,196

Number of branches in stakes

2,899

Number of branches in missions

2,463

Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

100

Number of territories, colonies, and possessions with organized wards or branches

(These statistics reflect an increase of 41 stakes and 552 wards and branches during 1988.)

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Church Membership

Total membership at the close of 1988

6,720,000

Children of record baptized

73,000

Converts baptized

256,515

Missionaries

Full-time missionaries

36,132

Prominent member who has passed away since last April

President Marion G. Romney, former Counselor in the First Presidency and longtime member and President of the Council of the Twelve Apostles.

President Howard W. Hunter

Three General Authorities Emeritus, left to right: Elder Eldred G. Smith, Elder Joseph Anderson, and Elder Sterling W. Sill.