“Church to Open Seven New Missions in U.S.” Ensign, Apr. 1990, 74
The Church has announced the establishment of seven new missions. The new missions, in areas from southern Oregon to southern Georgia, will begin operation July 1.
Following are the names of the missions, with a brief description of each.
Arizona Tucson, created from the Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Tempe, and New Mexico Albuquerque missions: 14 stakes, 41,792 members, and a total population of more than 1.8 million in portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
California Riverside, from the California San Bernardino Mission: 9 stakes, 32,877 members, a total population of more than 1 million in a central inland portion of southern California.
Georgia Macon, from the Georgia Atlanta and South Carolina Columbia missions: 5 stakes, 13,359 members, a total population of 2.9 million in southern Georgia and part of South Carolina.
Oklahoma Oklahoma City, from the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission: 5 stakes, 12,070 members, nearly 2 million total population in western Oklahoma and a part of Texas.
Oregon Eugene, from the Oregon Portland Mission: 17 stakes, 39,586 members, a total population of nearly 1.2 million in approximately the southern two-thirds of Oregon and small portions of California and Nevada.
Texas Houston East, from the Texas Houston Mission: 5 stakes, 13,576 members, 2.6 million total population in Texas and a part of Louisiana.
Washington Tacoma, from the Washington Seattle Mission: 13 stakes, 38,332 members, a total population of more than 1.5 million in the southwestern half of Washington.