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Tennessee Nashville Mission

Missionary work began in Tennessee during the fall of 1834. One of the first missionaries to labor in Tennessee was Elder Wilford Woodruff, who later became the fourth president of the church.

The Civil War halted missionary work for several years. In 1870 the work resumed with the labors of Brigham H, Roberts, George E. Teasdale, John R, Winder, Parley P. Pratt Jr., and others.

In 1857 the Southern States Mission was organized with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Serving as a mission secretary during this period was George Albert Smith, who later became the president of the Church. In 1928 the East Central States Mission was organized. It was comprised of Tennessee and five other states, with a combined membership of 12,300 saints.

Later Tennessee became part of the Kentucky Louisville Mission. Then in July 1975, the Tennessee Nashville Mission was organized with Emerson Cannon, grandson of George Z. Cannon, called as the first Mission President. President B. Lloyd Poelman served from 1978 to 1981, and was succeeded by V. Ross Ekins in July 1981. In July 1984, President Richard E. Black came to this position. He was succeeded in July 1987, by President David C. Campbell. In July 1990, President Serge B. Woodruff, a great grandson of Wilford Woodruff, was called as President. He was succeeded in July 1993, by President Josiah W. Douglas. In July 1996, President Robert L. Bray was called to be the Mission President. He was succeeded by Henry Taylor who served from 1999 to 2002. Kenneth Sorber is the current Mission President.

In 1978 the Nashville Stake and the Knoxville Stake were divided, and with the addition of part of southern Kentucky, new stakes were added in Hopkinsville and Chattanooga. In 1979 the Nashville Stake was again divided to form the Nashville and Franklin Stakes. In 1980 the Kingsport Stake was created. In August 1991, the McMinnville Stake was created from units of the Chattanooga and Nashville Stakes. On July 1, 1993 the Tennessee Nashville Mission was divided and the Tennessee Knoxville Mission was organized. The TNM consists of four stakes namely, Franklin, Hopkinville, McMinnville, and Nashville. Approximately 11,000 members of the church live within the Tennessee Nashville Mission boundaries amid a total population of about 2.5 million people.

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Mission Email Address: 2013509@ldschurch.org

Mission Home Address:
105 Westpark Dr. Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027
United States

Mailing Address:
105 Westpark Dr. Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027
United States

General Phone: (615) 373-1836
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