A City Rooted in Faith
Independence has a rich religious heritage shared by many different faiths. However, the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), the Community of Christ (formerly Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), and Church of Christ (Temple Lot) share a profound Independence heritage. Learn more about the early pioneer life of the Mormon settlers and the Community of Christ, and Church of Christ (Temple Lot) faiths. Independence religious heritage sites help bring to life the story of these churches’ pursuit of religious freedom in the Heartland.