Unprecedented LDS growth is currently occurring in Kumasi, Ghana. Missionaries serving in the Ghana Kumasi Mission have reported in the past five years an aggressive church planting approach to establish many new congregations in the Kumasi metropolitan area in order to improve accessibility to the Church, expand the Church's missionary presence, and spur greater growth. These tactics have yielded significant growth. The Church in Kumasi reported 10 congregations in 2010 (7 wards, 3 branches), whereas today there are 29 congregations (17 wards, 12 branches). To contrast, the Church reported slow growth in Kumasi between 1998 and 2010 as only a couple new congregations were organized during this 12-year period. The Church organized a new mission headquartered in Kumasi in 2012, which has provided greater mission resources to this under-serviced area of Ghana. The Church established a second stake in Kumasi in late 2013 due to accelerated congregational growth. Today, both of the Kumasi stakes rank among the three stakes in the worldwide Church with the most congregations. Currently the Kumasi Ghana Bantama Stake administers 11 wards and 6 branches, whereas the Kumasi Ghana Dichemso Stake administers 9 wards and 8 branches. Some of the units in these stakes operate in nearby cities such as Konongo. Prospects appear favorable for the Church to organize two new stakes in the near future. A second mission in Kumasi also appears likely due to rapid growth in the metropolitan area and in other areas of central and northern Ghana.
See below for a map of LDS congregations in the Ghana Kumasi Mission.