Stake History

2011 Pioneer Museum Project

Imperial Valley State 2011 service project at Pioneer Museum

  • California Small Stake Gives Big Service - The El Centro-Imperial Valley Stake had more than 100 members participate in the second annual Mormon Helping Hands Service Project held at The Pioneers Museum on May 7.

2015 New Stake Presidency

(Nov. 9, 2014) President—Keith Robert Smith Sr., 63, teacher; succeeding Jimmie A. Sanders; wife, Lynn Burnette Smith. Counselors—David Lewis Despain, 71, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Sandra B. Bingham Despain. Jacinto Cruz Jiminez, 70, insurance agency owner; wife, Virginia Alicia Borgetti Armenta. [1]

Imperial 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 California's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Imperial Valley With Kids -Outdoor activities and events for young families in Imperial Valley.
6. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - Join LDS Youth meeting the challenge to build up Zion in their own communities.

5. Local Recreation:

San Diego Temple


The San Diego California Temple is the 45th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Situated near the upscale community of La Jolla in San Diego. Connecting the towers at the center is a supernal star-shaped atrium filled with a healthy, colorful garden. The atrium is accessed from the breathtaking two-story Celestial Room filled with towering art glass, suspended light fixtures, and featuring a grand staircase to an upper-level balcony.

See Also


San Diego Region YSA

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