The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Gilbert Arizona Mormon Temples

On April 10, 2008, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build a temple in Gilbert, Arizona. The Gilbert Arizona Temple is the 142nd operating temple of the Church, the fourth in Arizona, and one of three in the Phoenix and Mesa metropolitan area. 

The Gilbert Arizona Temple is situated on a 15-acre site in Phoenix’s East Valley. It serves Latter-day Saints in Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Florence, Globe and Maricopa, Arizona. Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, a member of the Church’s Quorum of the Seventy, conducted the groundbreaking and site dedication on November 13, 2010, signifying the official start of construction. 

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arizona Statistics
Temples

Finished/Dedicated: 5

Announced: 1

Membership

416,192

Missions

6

Congregations

844

More Info At Mormon Newsroom
 

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Mormon temples are the holiest places of worship on earth for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within these sacred walls, participants commit to live ethical and morally upright lives, and to be faithful to their spouse and family.