List of Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Korea

2020 Covid-19 Closures

A number of missions, temples and congregations across Asia have had to either close of significantly restrict operations.

An ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, started in December 2019. It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China. As of 27 February 2020, 82,589 cases have been confirmed, including in all provinces of China and fifty other countries. Of these, 8,469 cases were classified as serious. There have been 2,811 deaths attributable to the disease, including 67 outside mainland China, surpassing that of the 2003 SARS outbreak. More than 32,000 people have since recovered.[1]

Newsroom Update: 20-Feb-2020

Source: Church Newsroom Source: Deseret News Temple Closures

  • All missionaries in the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission, Singapore Mission, and Thailand Bangkok Mission have been instructed to remain in their apartments and avoid going outside except to purchase food and other supplies, to exercise, or to attend worship services (where held). Whenever they are outside, missionaries are urged to stay at least six feet away from others and avoid any personal interaction. During this time, missionaries will teach people through phone calls or other technology.
  • Similar precautions in place for Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission and throughout all of South Korea.
  • Taipei Taiwan Temple has been closed temporarily,
  • Seoul Korea Temple will temporarily close beginning Saturday 29-Feb-2020.

Korea Church Quarantine : Feb 2020

Note: This church has no affiliation with any Mormon Sect, but is an example of how church congregation is at risk to spread of the disease: (N.P.R. 24-Feb-2020)

"Health authorities are also focusing resources on the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, founded in 1984 by charismatic pastor Lee Man-hee, whose followers, estimated at up to 240,000 worldwide, believe he is the messiah. Shincheonji is Korean for "new heaven and earth." Its critics say it's a cult. Authorities are not sure how the disease was first transmitted to the group, but investigators have been looking into it. More than 9,000 Shincheonji members have been put under quarantine, and the government plans to test all of them for the virus.



Oceana # LDS # Title Country Status Announce Date Dedication Date Stakes/ Districts Web Link Map Notes
001 037
Seoul Korea Temple Korea Operating 01 Apr 1981 14 Dec 1985 12/7 map


See also Asia List of Stakes of the Church

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 1059 Busan Korea Stake 06 Sep 1979 Seoul Chaewhan Chang
002 1382 Changwon Korea Stake 20 Nov 1982 Seoul Gil Whe Do FKA: Pusan Korea West
FKA: Masan Korea
003 1385 Cheongju Korea Stake 28 Nov 1982 Seoul CHung Yul Hwang
004 1435 Daegu Korea Stake 24 Jun 1983 Seoul Chan Tae Kwn
005 2440 Daejeon Korea Stake 08 Mar 1998 Seoul Song Yoom-heon
006 1196 Gwangju Korea Stake 25 Oct 1980 Seoul Bjong Kyu Pak
007 1387 Gyeonggi Korea Stake 28 Nov 1982 Seoul Jae Am Park FKA: Seoul Korea Yeong Dong Stake
008 1596a Jeonju Korea Stake 27 Apr 1986 Seoul Ju In Pak
009 0604 Seoul Korea Stake 08 Mar 1973 Seoul Ho Nam Rhee Oldest Stake in Korea
010 1017 Seoul Korea East Stake 18 Apr 1979 Seoul Won Yong Ko
011 1865 Seoul Korea South Stake 24 May 1992 Seoul Young Hwan Lee FKA: Anyang Korea Stake
012 0834 Seoul Korea West Stake 22 May 1977 Seoul Chang Sun Kim


# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 xxxx Gangneung Korea District date Seoul
002 xxxx Jeju Korea District date Seoul
003 xxxx Seoul Korea Military District date Seoul
004 xxxx Suncheon Korea District date Seoul
005 xxxx Ulsan Korea District date Seoul


  • Seoul Korea Dongdaemun - 2017
  • Hongseong Korea - 2017
  • Anyang Korea - 24 May 1992 - 2016
  • Suwon Korea - 24 May 1992 - 2016
  • Seoul Korea Gangseo - 2015


  1. Korea Seoul Mission
  2. Korea Daejeon Mission - discontinued 01 July 2019