Statistical Report 1996


Brothers and sisters, 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 31 December 1996. These statistics are based on 1996 reports available prior to this conference.

Church Units

Stakes

2,296

Districts

671

Missions

309

Wards and Branches

These wards and branches are in 140 nations and 21 territories and possessions.

23,528

Church Membership

Total membership

9,694,549

Eight-year-olds baptized during 1996

81,017

Converts baptized during 1996

321,385

Missionaries

Full-time missionaries

52,938

Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

Elder Lowell D. Wood, a member of the Seventy; Elder Lloyd P. George, an emeritus General Authority; Sister Florence Smith Prows Cullimore, widow of Elder James A. Cullimore of the Seventy; Brother David M. Kennedy, former special representative of the First Presidency and United States secretary of the treasury; Brother Terrel H. Bell, former United States secretary of education; and Sister Florence Holbrook Richards, former counselor in the Primary general presidency.