• Oldest LDS Stake in Box Elder County
  • 59th Operating Stake of the Church (1908)
  • Originally called "Bear River Stake"

Stake History[]

Stake Founding 1908[]

The first president of Garland (Bear River) Stake was Milton H. Welling. He would later win election to serve two consecutive terms as US Congressman for Utah's 1st District (1917-1921). In 1920 he declined to run for his congressional seat and ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic candidate for the US Senate. Afterwards, he returned to his business and religious pursuits and state politics, serving as Utah's Secretary of State from 1928 until 1937. In the 1940s, he served as an auditor with the US Army Air Force as well as the War Assets Administration in Salt Lake City. He died at the age of 71.

Box Elder 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 Utah's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

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

    • Box Elder Scouting - Outdoor Trails, camping, museums and other family attractions.
    • Pioneer Treks -

Brigham City Utah Temple[]


On 23 Sept 2012 the Brigham City Utah Temple was dedicated by LDS Church apostle, Elder Boyd K Packer. It is the 14th temple of the church completed in the state of Utah and stands in central plaza in the city. The building features twin spires faced with pre-cast white limestone concrete. It has two ordinance rooms and three sealing rooms.