• FKA: Memphis Stake (1965)
  • Oldest Stake of the Church in Tennessee

Stake History

2021 New Stake Presidency

MEMPHIS TENNESSEE STAKE: (Feb. 7, 2021) President — George Glenn Burns, 63, Southern Tire Mart manager; succeeding Gary A. Bronson; wife, Karan Rene Scallions Burns. Counselors — Ryan David Dahl, 44, International Paper attorney; wife, Erin Holmberg Dahl. Ivon Lee Faulkner, 59, retired; wife, Ann Marie Richardson Faulkner.[1]

Shelby 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 Tennessee's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Local Recreation:

Memphis Tennessee Temple


The Memphis Tennessee Temple is the 80th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was the first temple built in Tennessee, though plans for a temple in Nashville had been announced several years earlier and was met with delays. In 2017, it was closed for a major renovation that altered the appearance of the interior, exterior, and grounds of the temple.

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