Enjoy cruising in all the beauty that Florida’s West Coast has to offer. Nestled within Bradenton’s quaint downtown area is the Twin Dolphin Marina in a peaceful setting minutes from leisure activities and a fine dining restaurant. Tropicana Products is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of orange juice.
LDS Members make up 0.56% of the population in Bradenton. In Florida, there are 136,549 members in 26 stakes, 184 wards, 50 branches, 5 missions, and 1 temple in Florida. A new temple is being built in Davie, Florida due to be completed in 2014.
Between April and June 1854, Phineas Young visited the Indian chiefs in Florida and distributed copies of the Book of Mormon. Missionaries began preaching in Pensacola in January 1895 and started a number of Sunday Schools. In 1906, Charles A. Callis became president of the Florida Conference. That same year, a meetinghouse was dedicated in Jacksonville. The first stake in Florida and in the South was created in Jacksonville on January 19, 1947, by Charles A. Callis of the Quorum of the Twelve.