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The Church

There are 5 stakes located within the Ohio Columbus Mission boundaries.  Multiple YSA Wards and Spanish-language congregations are also located within the mission boundaries.  There is a CES Institute located in Columbus as well as an LDS Family Services and Bishop’s Storehouse located in Groveport Village.  The Columbus Ohio Temple was dedicated in 1999 by President Gordon B. Hinckley and is located on Gateway Blvd.

The Columbus Ohio Temple. Photo cca-sa2.5 generic license by Trödel at Wikimedia Commons.


A wide variety of foods are available in Columbus.  Food trucks and carts are popular in the metropolitan area, to the point that the Columbus Food Truck Fest provides food, live music, and other activities each year.  Food trucks sell anything from hot dogs and french fries to Korean dishes or gourmet pierogi.  Be sure to check out food trucks while in Columbus, as you can experience a wide variety of foods from many different cultures!


Like other stateside missions, missionaries serving in the Ohio Columbus Mission will generally either use a car or bicycle for transportation.  Designations generally depend on the size of the area or leadership assignments.  Columbus has recently extended greater efforts to encourage its residents to bike to work, and many bikeways are present throughout the city.  A public bus system also serves the municipal area.


The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, and its sporting events are very popular in the region.  Expect to meet plenty of Ohio State fans while serving!  Other popular area events include the Ohio State Fair and the Jazz and Ribs Festival.  Summer is host to a variety of food, music, and cultural events throughout the city.

Ohio Stadium of The Ohio State University. Photo cca2.0g by UCinternational at Wikimedia Commons.

Local Lingo

“C-bus” – a nickname for Columbus

“pop” – soda

Additional Info

Besides Ohio State University, Columbus is home to many other places of interest, such as the Franklin Park Conservatory, LeVeque Tower, The Ohio Theatre, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

The Franklin Park Conservatory. Photo cca-sa3.0u by Analogue Kid at Wikimedia Commons.

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United States
President O. Nolan Daines

19 Clairedan Dr
Powell OH 43065
United States

English, Spanish
About 2.7 million
Evangelical and Mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, Irreligious
Columbus's summers are hot and humid (often in the upper 80s Fahrenheit) while winters are cold, dry, and cloudy. Severe storms, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, or ice storms can occur from time to time.
Columbus, Dublin, Groveport Village, Mt. Vernon, Springfield, Mansfield


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