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 jw.org article “How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?”
^ 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. 15 The 2020 service year ran from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020.