Stake History[]

1987 Centenniel - Stake Division[]

The St. Johns Arizona Stake was divided on 25 January 1987 in it's centennial year with the creation of the new Eagar Arizona Stake. Most early members of Eager Stake were a part of the 100 year history of St. Johns Stake.

J. Marlow Day, new president of the St. Johns Stake. Former bishop, stake president's counselor and high counselor. Formerly a school teacher in Phoenix, he now co-manages a business with his brother Francis, in the rock, sand and cement business.

Charles D. Martin, new president of the Eagar Stake. Former bishop, stake clerk and high counselor. Served a mission to Switzerland, He taught for many years in the Round Valley public school system.

2005 New Stake Presidency[]

EAGAR ARIZONA STAKE: (May 15, 2005) President — Jerome Alan Hunt, 56, owner of Woodland Building Center; succeeding Steven Paul Heap; wife, Connie Johnson Hunt. Counselors — Donald William Goodman, 43, teacher for Round Valley Schools; wife, Donna Marie Slade Goodman. Scott Reynolds Hamblin, 42, doctor; wife, Deanna Lee Gilson Hamblin. [1]

Apache 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 Arizona's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Children preparing to build Zion across Arizona and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

Snowflake Arizona Temple[]


Snowflake Arizona Temple was the second temple built in Arizona, following the Mesa Arizona Temple (1927) and is a sister building to the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple. The town of Snowflake was named after its founder, William J. Flake, and the apostle with charge over the colonization of Arizona, Erastus Snow, who visited the settlement a few months after Flake arrived.

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