Statistical Report 1987

F. Michael Watson


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, 1987. (Membership figures include estimates based on 1987 reports available prior to conference.)

Number of stakes

1,666

Number of districts

379

Number of missions

205

Number of wards

10,907

Number of branches in stakes

2,812

Number of branches in missions

2,287

Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

97

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

(These statistics reflect an increase of 44 stakes and 617 wards and branches during 1987.)

25

Total membership at the close of 1988

6,440,000

Increase in Children of Record

99,000

Children of Record baptized

75,000

Converts baptized

227,284

Full-time missionaries

34,750

Prominent members who have passed away since last April

Elder Franklin D. Richards, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Camilla Eyring Kimball, widow of President Spencer W. Kimball; Elva Taylor Cowley, widow of Matthew Cowley, former member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Alexander Schreiner, Tabernacle organist for fifty-three years; Louise W. Madsen, former counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency.