Statistical Report 1984

Francis M. Gibbons


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 1984.

Number of stakes

1,507

Number of districts

353

Number of missions

180

Number of wards

9,723

Number of branches in stakes

2,697

Number of branches in missions

2,043

Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

96

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

18

Total membership at the close of 1984

5,650,000

Increase in Children of Record

98,000

Children of Record baptized

69,000

Converts baptized

192,983

Deacons

240,000

Teachers

178,000

Priests

356,000

Elders

465,000

Seventies

33,000

High Priests

198,000

Full-time missionaries

27,655

Names cleared in 1984 for temple endowments

6,328,870

For the living

53,998

Seminaries and institutes, including special programs

322,802

Persons assisted by LDS Social Services

84,069

Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away Since Last April

Elder G. Homer Durham, a member of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, who was Church Historian and Recorder; Ethel D. Stapley, widow of Elder Delbert L. Stapley, a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles; Neil D. Schaerrer, former general president of the Young Men Organization; and Emily Higgs Bennett, former counselor in the YWMIA Presidency.