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Jesus Christ plays a central role in our beliefs and in our lives. Our mission is to invite all of God’s children to follow Jesus and experience the joy that is possible because of Him.

Who We Are

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Founded in 1830
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally established in 1830 in Fayette, New York, with Joseph Smith as the first President of the Church.
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A Worldwide Community
The Church has grown from humble beginnings into a global community of 17 million believers united in following Jesus Christ.
Led by Revelation
We are part of Jesus Christ’s restored Church, led by the Savior through His divinely inspired prophet.
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Common Questions

Are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Christians?
Do you believe in the Bible?
What happens in temples?
Would someone like me be welcome at church?
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Members of our Church who volunteer their time as missionaries can visit with you online or in person to share an inspiring message and answer your questions more personally.
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Worship with Us
We can all become better people through Jesus as we learn and serve together in His Church. Come and see what we’re all about by worshipping with us on an upcoming Sunday.
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