Lubbock Texas Temple

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Lubbock Texas Temple
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Number 109 edit data
Dedication 21 April 2002 (21 April 2002) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 2.7 acres (1.1 hectares)
Floor area 16,498 sq ft (1,533 m2)
Preceded by Snowflake Arizona Temple
Followed by Monterrey Mexico Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 33°31′44.25960″N 101°56′29.08679″W / 33.5289610000°N 101.9414129972°W / 33.5289610000; -101.9414129972

The Lubbock Texas Temple is the 109th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[1]

The Lubbock Texas Temple joins three other LDS temples in Texas in serving 220,000 members of the church who live in the state. The Lubbock Temple serves western Texas and eastern New Mexico, an area with about 13,500 members. Despite a rainstorm, many attended the temple groundbreaking ceremony held on November 4, 2000.[2]

During the open house held prior to the dedication of the new temple, more than 21,500 people toured the building.[3] The Lubbock Texas Temple was dedicated by LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley on April 21, 2002.[4]

The temple is a smaller temple[5] and shares a site with a stake center. The exterior of the temple is finished with empress white and majestic gray granite quarried in China. It is of classic modern design with a single spire, topped by a statue of the angel Moroni. The temple has a total of 16,498 square feet (1,532.7 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Lubbock Texas Temple". LDSChurchTemples.com. 
  2. ^ Dockstader, Julie A. (November 11, 2000), "Ground broken for temple in Lubbock despite rainy day", Church News 
  3. ^ Hill, Greg (April 27, 2002), "Temple dedicated in 'The Hub' of vast west Texas", Church News 
  4. ^ "Hinckley dedicates Mormon temple", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, April 20, 2002 
  5. ^ Pratt, Beth (April 4, 2000), "Local mormon stake unaware of temple specs", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 
  6. ^ "Lubbock Texas Temple". Church News. 
  7. ^ Pratt, Beth (March 23, 2002), "Mormons readying temple for dedication", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 

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