• FKA: South Blackfoot Stake (1954)

Stake History[]

2020 New Stake Presidency[]

BLACKFOOT IDAHO SOUTH STAKE: (November 22, 2020) President — Ron Searle Thompson, 66, self-employed; succeeding Christian M. Cannon; wife, Mindy Lee Ellis Thompson. Counselors — Kelly Winfield Hurst, 59, consulting agronomist; wife, Denise Christenson Hurst. Andrew Kyler Polish, 36, self-employed financial adviser; wife, Camilla Stallings Polish.[1]

Bingham County Home Centered Church Opportunities[]

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Idaho's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Youth who strive to build up Zion across Idaho and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple[]


The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple is the 8th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is it was the first LDS temple built in Idaho, and the first temple built with a modern single-spire design.

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