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2020 Grand Totals

2020 Grand Totals
  • Branches of Jehovah’s Witnesses: 87

  • Number of Lands Reporting: 240

  • Total Congregations: 120,387

  • Worldwide Memorial Attendance: 17,844,773

  • Memorial Partakers Worldwide: 21,182

  • Peak of Publishers *: 8,695,808

  • Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 8,424,185

  • Percentage of Increase Over 2019: -0.6

  • Total Number Baptized *: 241,994

  • Average Pioneer * Publishers Each Month: 1,299,619

  • Average Auxiliary Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 338,568

  • Total Hours Spent in Field: 1,669,901,531

  • Average Bible Studies * Each Month: 7,705,765

During the 2020 service year, * Jehovah’s Witnesses spent $231 million in caring for special pioneers, missionaries, and circuit overseers in their field service assignments. Worldwide, a total of 20,994 ordained ministers staff the branch facilities. All are members of the Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

^ par. 7 A publisher refers to one who actively publishes, or preaches, the good news of God’s Kingdom. (Matthew 24:14) For a complete explanation of how this figure is determined, see the article “How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?

^ par. 10 For more information on the steps leading to baptism as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, see the article “How Do I Become One of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

^ par. 11 A pioneer is an exemplary baptized Witness who volunteers to spend a specified number of hours each month in preaching the good news.

^ par. 14 For more information, see the article “What Is a Bible Study?

^ par. 15 The 2020 service year ran from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020.