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Overview

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is the 163rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Congo. This will be the fourth temple in Africa; three others are currently operating are the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, Accra Ghana Temple and Aba Nigeria Temple. The Durban South Africa Temple is under construction and the Abidjan Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) Temple has been announced. It stands next to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake Center on land that was reserved for several years for a future temple. An institute and seminary building also operates on the 10-acre property.


Temple History

Public Open House

The free public open house for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple will begin Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and continue through Saturday, March 30, 2019, except for Sundays, March 17 and 24.


Dedication

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Sessions will be broadcast to all congregations in the temple district. A youth devotional with Church leaders is planned for the evening before the dedication on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Additional information will be communicated through local priesthood leaders.

Facilities

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is being constructed next to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake Center on land that was reserved for several years. An institute and seminary building also operates on the 10-acre property.

Temple District

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple serves members from 26 stakes and 6 districts headquartered in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Cameroon, and Rwanda:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  1. Kananga Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  2. Kasumbalesa Democratic Republic of the Congo District
  3. Katoka Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  4. Katuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  5. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Binza Stake
  6. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Kimbanseke Stake
  7. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Lukunga Stake
  8. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Masina Stake
  9. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Mokali Stake
  10. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Mont Ngafula Stake
  11. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Mapasa Stake
  12. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo N'Djili Stake
  13. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Ngaba Stake
  14. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Ngaliema Stake
  15. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  16. Kisanga Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  17. Kolwezi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  18. Likasi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  19. Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  20. Luputa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  21. Malandji Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  22. Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  23. Mwene-Ditu Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake
  24. Ngandajika Democratic Republic of the Congo District
  25. Ruashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake

Republic of Congo

  1. Brazzaville Republic of Congo Stake
  2. Makelekele Republic of Congo Stake
  3. Pointe-Noire Republic of the Congo District

Angola

  1. Luanda Angola Stake

Cameroon

  1. Douala Cameroon District
  2. Yaounde Cameroon District

Rwanda

  1. Kigali Rwanda District

Temple Presidents

  1. Brent L. Jameson 2019–

References

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