Church Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Congregations

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“Church Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Congregations,” Ensign, Mar. 1993, 74

Church Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Congregations

Church congregations worldwide now number more than 20,000. The Harvest Park Ward, organized 6 December 1992 in Salt Lake City, was designated as the 20,000th congregation.

Currently there are approximately 8.4 million members of the Church, with congregations in 144 nations and territories all over the world. Some 63 percent of those units are wards, usually consisting of several hundred members. The remainder of the units are branches, the smallest organized congregations.

The Harvest Park Ward was one of two new units created from a realignment of four existing wards in the Salt Lake Granger South Stake. Organization of the new ward was announced at a special meeting presided over by stake president Thomas G. Thomson.