Southern California’s scenic city of Santa Clarita,is just 20 minutes north of Burbank Bob Hope Airport and a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Home to Six Flags Magic Mountain & Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Santa Clarita has solidified itself as one of California’s premier entertainment destinations. Our area boasts some of the golden state’s most coveted golf courses, wine lounges, dining, impressive California shopping centers, live music events, and a rich western heritage.
LDS Members make up 1.54% of Santa Clarita’s population. The state of California has the largest LDS population outside of Utah. California has 768,344 members in 1,348 wards and branches, 16 missions, and 7 temples and 189 Family History Centers.
LDS pioneers traveled from New York City on February 4th, 1846 on the ship The Brooklyn and arrived in Yerba Buena, now San Francisco, on July 31, 1846. The pioneers were led by Samuel Brannan who published San Francisco’s first newspaper, “The California Star”, on January 9th, 1847. Brannan helped spark the gold rush by sending copies of “The California Star” with news of gold at Sutter’s Mill back east. Meanwhile, a group of roughly 500 other LDS members marched to San Diego in the Mormon Battalion in defense of the U.S. Mexican War.