The Provo Utah Temple (formerly the Provo Temple) is the 17th constructed and 15th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in the city of Provo, Utah, it was built with a modern single-spire design, similar to the original design of the Ogden Utah Temple.

Located on Provo's east bench near the mouth of magnificent Rock Canyon, the Provo Utah Temple claims a stunning backdrop of towering mountains. The extensive temple grounds are decorated with a cascading water feature and numerous flowers, shrubs, and trees. Across the street is the Missionary Training Center (MTC) where thousands of young missionaries reside year round preparing for missionary service around the world. The campus of Church-owned Brigham Young University (BYU) borders the temple to the southwest.

Since Provo’s early years, a hill just northeast of downtown Provo was known as "Temple Hill." Instead of a temple, however, the Maeser Building was built on the hill in 1911 as a part of the Brigham Young University (BYU) campus. A 17-acre block of property at the base of Rock Canyon was chosen as the site for the Provo Temple.

The intention to construct a temple in Provo was announced by the LDS Church on August 14, 1967, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 15, 1969, with construction beginning soon thereafter. Emil B. Fetzer, the architect for the Ogden and Provo temples, was asked to create a functional design with efficiency, convenience, and reasonable cost as key factors.

The temple was dedicated on February 9, 1972, by LDS Church president Joseph Fielding Smith. The two dedicatory services were broadcast to several large auditoriums on the BYU campus, including the 22,700-seat Marriott Center. The temple has 6 ordinance rooms and 12 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of Template:Convert. Thirty-one years after the temple's completion, a statue of the Angel Moroni was added to the spire, which itself was changed from gold to white.

In large part because of its location across the street from a Missionary Training Center and proximity to the BYU campus, the Provo Utah Temple is one of the church's busiest.

Temple District

The Provo Utah Temple serves members from 54 stakes headquartered in North Provo, Orem, and the Heber Valley:

Heber Valley

  1. Heber City Utah Stake
  2. Heber City Utah East Stake
  3. Heber City Utah North Stake
  4. Midway Utah Stake
  5. Midway Utah West Stake

North Provo

  1. Orem Utah Stake
  2. Orem Utah 2nd Stake (Tongan)
  3. Orem Utah Aspen Stake
  4. Orem Utah Canyon View Stake
  5. Orem Utah Cascade Stake
  6. Orem Utah Cherry Hill Stake
  7. Orem Utah Geneva Heights Stake
  8. Orem Utah Heatheridge Stake
  9. Orem Utah Hillcrest Stake
  10. Orem Utah Lakeridge Stake
  11. Orem Utah Lakeview Stake
  12. Orem Utah North Stake
  13. Orem Utah Northridge Stake
  14. Orem Utah Orchard Stake
  15. Orem Utah Park Stake
  16. Orem Utah Sharon Stake
  17. Orem Utah Sharon Park Stake
  18. Orem Utah Stonewood Stake
  19. Orem Utah Suncrest Stake
  20. Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake
  21. Orem Utah Timpview Stake
  22. Orem Utah Vineyard Stake
  23. Orem Utah Windsor Stake
  24. Orem Utah YSA 1st Stake
  25. Orem Utah YSA 2nd Stake
  26. Orem Utah YSA 3rd Stake
  27. Provo Utah 1st Stake (Tongan)
  28. Provo Utah Edgemont Stake
  29. Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake
  30. Provo Utah Edgemont South Stake
  31. Provo Utah Grandview Stake
  32. Provo Utah Grandview East Stake
  33. Provo Utah Grandview South Stake
  34. Provo Utah Married Student 1st Stake
  35. Provo Utah Married Student 2nd Stake
  36. Provo Utah Oak Hills Stake
  37. Provo Utah Parkway Stake
  38. Provo Utah Sharon East Stake
  39. Provo Utah YSA 2nd Stake
  40. Provo Utah YSA 4th Stake
  41. Provo Utah YSA 6th Stake
  42. Provo Utah YSA 8th Stake
  43. Provo Utah YSA 9th Stake
  44. Provo Utah YSA 10th Stake
  45. Provo Utah YSA 11th Stake
  46. Provo Utah YSA 18th Stake
  47. Provo Utah YSA 20th Stake
  48. Provo Utah YSA 21st Stake
  49. Vineyard Utah Grove Park Stake

Temple presidents

Notable temple presidents have included: A. Theodore Tuttle (1980–82); J. Elliot Cameron (1989–92); Dean L. Larsen (1998–2001); Merrill J. Bateman (2007–10); Robert H. Daines III (2010–13); and Alan Ashton (2013–2016).[1] As of November 2016, Donald H. Livingstone is the current president.[2]

  1. J. Phillip Freestone 2019–
  2. Donald H. Livingstone 2016–2019
  3. Alan C. Ashton 2013–2016
  4. Robert H. Daines 2010–2013
  5. Merrill J. Bateman 2007–2010
  6. Carl W. Bacon 2004–2007
  7. Jay M. Smith Jr. 2001–2004
  8. Dean L. Larsen 1998–2001
  9. Robert J. Smith 1995–1998
  10. Arthur S. Anderson 1992–1995
  11. J. Elliot Cameron 1989–1992
  12. Arthur J. Sperry Jr. 1986–1989
  13. Leland F. Priday 1982–1986
  14. A. Theodore Tuttle 1980–1982
  15. Orville C. Gunther 1976–1980
  16. Harold G. Clark 1972–1976

See Also


  1. New temple presidents
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