Advance Utah

Advance Utah exists to see a healthy church in every Utah town. We want to provide you with a place to experience the need, serve in the field, and give to the cause.

"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?"

Romans 10:14

Why Utah?

Utah is 68.5% Mormon, or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), and has fewer Biblical Christians than anywhere else in the western hemisphere of the world. There are still numerous towns and cities in Utah that remain without a single Biblical Christian Church of any denomination.

Utah Needs the Gospel.

The Response

Advance Utah is a multi-pronged, concerted effort backed by Biblical Ministries Worldwide that desires to place a healthy biblical church in every town in Utah.

Understanding Utah

The Wasatch Front

While the total population in Utah is over 3 million, roughly 80% of that resides in just four counties along a densely populated corridor nestled against a dramatic west-facing mountain range known as the Wasatch Front.

Latter Day Saints

The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a downtown focal point of Salt Lake City. The LDS or Mormon presence saturates the state with Mormons being approximately 68.5% of the total population.

Utah History

Colonized by Mormon settlers in 1847; the area was then part of Mexico. By 1896 Utah was admitted to statehood, as the 45th state, after several ideological and territorial struggles with the federal government.

Shifting Demographics

While state-wide Mormonism still dominates, Utah is experiencing an unprecedented shift in the demographics of the state. In 2018, it was reported that, for the first time since its establishment, Mormonism is now a minority in Salt Lake County, the most populous county in the state.


This demographic shift is occurring in large part due to the explosive economic activity in the Salt Lake metropolitan area at large which has created an influx of job seekers and career minded talent from across the country. This along side with the state's reputation as an outdoor mecca has created the perfect conditions for the greater Salt Lake area to be one of the fastest growing urban areas in North America.


It has been anecdotally noted that this influx of 'outsiders' to the state of Utah has begun to expose generational Mormons to new ideologies and theologies. This combined with widespread access to information via the internet in the last quarter century has created a not-insignificant instability within the LDS church. Many are leaving both openly and silently. The LDS church leadership continues to create change and evolve in an attempt to stay relevant.

Keeping Up

Utah grew over 18 percent from 2010 - 2020, while the national average was under 8 percent. That's a growth of over 500,000 people. Church planting organizations have estimated that you would need to plant one 1000+ person new church every week just to keep pace with this record growth.

Our Goals

The fields are white with the harvest, we intend to capitalize on this incredible missionary opportunity.

Understand Utah's People

The desire of Advance Utah is to bring in missionary-minded people and educate them on the unique needs and difficulties of ministering in Utah, to a largely "unchurched" demographic.

Equip for Mission

We want to equip and empower visitors in areas of apologetics and evangelism specific to Utah's demographic; doing so with love and grace for Utah's people.

Healthy Churches in Utah

Advance Utah wants to see the local Christian communities, ministries, and churches strengthened, encouraged, and supported. Our desire is to see a healthy church in every community.

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Utah and the belief system that makes it a unique place for ministry?

Sign up for our newsletter and receive a free resource.

Thanks for signing up!

Oops! Something went wrong...