• First stake of the church in Georgia
  • FKA: Atlanta Stake (1957)

Stake History[]

2020 New Stake Division[]

The Church organized a new stake in the Atlanta metropolitan area on March 1st. The Winder Georgia Stake was organized from a division of the Athens Georgia Stake and the Lilburn Georgia Stake. The new stake includes the following eight wards: the Braselton, Collins Hill, Commerce, Cornelia, Dacula 1st, Dacula 2nd, Fort Yargo, and Winder Wards. The new stake is the Church's 12th stake in the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are now 18 stakes in Georgia.[1]

Gwinnett County Home Centered Church Opportunities[]

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. National LDS Homeschool Association: an LDS gospel based homeschool program Strengthening families by building connections, sharing resources, and providing training.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Georgia's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Children preparing to build Zion and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

Atlanta Georgia Temple[]


The Atlanta Georgia Temple is the 21st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the first built in the Southeastern United States and only the second built east of the Mississippi River since 1846. Located on the north side of the Atlanta metro area, it stands on a gentle hillside in the community of Sandy Springs. Highlighting the holy structure is a wall of heavenly stained glass that softly glows at night beneath the temple's single spire. It was the first of 89 temples to be dedicated by church president Gordon B. Hinckley.

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