Juneau is located at the base of majestic mountain peaks and at the crystal clear waterfront of the Gastineau Channel. Juneau is the only capital city in the United States accessible ONLY by boat or plane.
LDS Members make up 5.47% of the population of Juneau. Alaska has 32,464 members in 7 stakes, 52 wards and 29 branches, 1 mission, and 1 temple in Anchorage.
The first Latter-day Saints came to Alaska with the gold rush in 1898. One of them, Dr. Edward G. Cannon, was a 79-year-old convert. In his attempt to establish the Church in Alaska, he maintained a moveable “tabernacle” that he transported from settlement to settlement. In 1913, Church missionaries briefly visited Juneau. The first official congregation in Alaska was organized in July 1938. By 1961, there were 3,050 members of the Church in Alaska divided into three wards.