“The Church in USA—Alabama,” New Era, Aug. 2010, 37
The experience of missionary John Brown in Alabama is typical of other early missionaries for the Church. Local community members assumed the 17-year-old in ragged clothing was a simple cotton picker. They gathered to hear him speak one day in 1843, expecting entertainment by mocking the young preacher. After he began, however, the crowd members silenced and “were as motionless as statues of marble.” Brown was well treated afterward.
In early 1844, there were approximately 120 members of the Church in Alabama. Three months later, in areas including Mississippi, there were about 190 members. Early converts were often baptized in the Alabama River.
Here are a few facts about the Church today in Alabama:
Wards & Branches
Family History Centers