The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Classification

Restorationist

Orientation

Latter Day Saint movement

Polity

Hierarchical

Leader

Thomas S. Monson

Geographical area

176 nations/territories

Founder

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Origin

April 6, 1830

Manchester or Fayette, New York, United States

Separations

LDS denominations

Congregations

28,109

Members

13,508,509[1]

Missionaries

52,494[1]

Temples

129[2]

Tertiary institutions

4[3]

Official Website

www.lds.org

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (abbreviated as the LDS Church, often colloquially referred to as the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination originating from the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. circa 1830. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has established congregations (called wards or branches) worldwide. Estimates of the church’s membership range from about 13.5 million (6 million in the United States)[1][4][5] to about half of those numbers, depending on how membership is counted.[6]

From: Wikipedia



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