The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Flag of Utah.svg
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah
Centre conférence.jpg
AreaUtah
Members2,161,526 (2021)[1]
Stakes620
Districts2
Wards5,053
Branches322
Total Congregations5,375
Missions10
Temples17 Operating
9 Under Construction
2 Announced
28 Total
Family History Centers170[2]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah refers to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and its members in Utah. Utah has more church members than any other U.S. state or country.[3] The LDS Church is also the largest denomination in Utah.[4]

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at the church's Newsroom (Utah) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac

Membership history[edit]

Utah LDS membership

Though membership in Utah has increased, the percentage of Utahns who are Latter-day Saints has declined. Much of this is due to the rapid growth of the state. In 2008, the US Census Bureau determined Utah to be the fastest growing state in the country in terms of population growth.[5]

Year Membership
1920 272,000
1930 309,400
1940 356,500
1950 470,400
1960 634,600
1970 757,100
1978 907,866
1989 1,305,000
1999 1,604,686
2008 1,857,667
2012 1,936,074
2019 2,126,216
2020 ---[6]
2021 2,161,526

County statistics[edit]

List of LDS Church adherents in each county as of 2010 according to the Association of Religion Data Archives:[7]

County Congregations Adherents % of Population
Beaver 15 4,965 74.9
Box Elder 103 40,668 81.4
Cache 285 92,665 82.3
Carbon 31 11,367 53.1
Daggett 3 695 65.6
Davis 550 228,813 74.7
Duchesne 33 13,676 73.5
Emery 22 8,483 77.3
Garfield 15 3,781 73.1
Grand 8 2,869 31.1
Iron 96 31,883 69.1
Juab 19 8,373 81.7
Kane 12 4,117 57.8
Millard 27 9,909 79.3
Morgan 22 8,418 88.9
Piute 3 1,036 66.6
Rich 6 1,992 88.0
Salt Lake 1,400 610,846 59.3
San Juan 22 6,490 44.0
Sanpete 65 21,957 78.9
Sevier 39 17,392 83.6
Summit 30 12,704 35.0
Tooele 87 38,888 66.8
Uintah 47 20,349 62.4
Utah 1,297 457,999 88.7
Wasatch 39 15,172 64.5
Washington 239 94,191 68.2
Wayne 6 2,158 77.7
Weber 314 138,648 60.0

Missions[edit]

Due to nonmembers coming into the state, Utah officially became a mission field with its own headquarters in 1975 when the Utah Salt Lake City Mission was organized. Previously, full-time missionaries worked in parts of Utah under the leadership of missions headquartered in other states.

As of February 2022, Utah has 10 missions and a Missionary Training Center.

Mission Organized
Utah Layton Mission
Utah Ogden Mission July 1, 1975
Utah Orem Mission July 1, 2015
Utah Provo Mission January 1, 1989
Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission
Utah Saint George Mission July 1, 2010
Utah Salt Lake City Mission July 1, 1980
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission July 1, 1998
Utah Salt Lake City West Mission July 1, 2012
Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission February 1, 1991

In addition to these missions, the New Mexico Farmington Mission covers Southeastern Utah.

Missionary Training Center[edit]

The first training for missionaries began in 1832 with the School of the Prophets. Some further educational centers were:

  • The Brigham Young Academy (1894)
  • The Ricks Academy (early 1900s)
  • The Latter-Day Saint University (1902)
  • The Salt Lake Mission Home (1924)
  • The Missionary Language Institute (1961)
  • The Language Training Mission (1962)

And finally, the Provo Missionary Training Center (1978)[8]

Temples[edit]


As of October 2020, Utah has 17 operating temples, with another 11 that have been announced or under construction.

Dedicated 1800s[edit]

Dedicated 1800's
St. George Utah Temple 052418.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Rededicated:
Size:
Style:
Notes:
St. George, Utah, United States
January 31, 1871 by Brigham Young
November 9, 1871 by Brigham Young
April 6, 1877 by Daniel H. Wells
November 11, 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball
142,000 sq ft (13,200 m2) on a 6-acre (2.4 ha) site
Castellated Gothic - designed by Truman O. Angell
A private dedication was held on January 1, 1877 by Erastus Snow. The original tower of 147 feet was disliked by Brigham Young and was struck by lightning and burned to its base after Young's death. It was rebuilt according to Young's original design with a 175 ft (53 m) tower.


Logan Utah Temple.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Rededicated:
Size:
Style:
Logan, Utah, United States
October 6, 1876 by Brigham Young
May 17, 1877 by John Willard Young
May 17, 1884 by John Taylor
March 13, 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball
119,619 sq ft (11,113.0 m2) on a 9-acre (3.6 ha) site
Castellated Gothic - designed by Truman O. Angell


Manti Utah Temple.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Rededicated:
Size:
Style:
Notes:
Manti, Utah, United States
June 25, 1875 by Brigham Young
April 25, 1877 by Brigham Young
May 21, 1888 by Lorenzo Snow
June 14, 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley
100,373 sq ft (9,325.0 m2) on a 27-acre (11 ha) site
Castellated Gothic - designed by William H. Folsom
Wilford Woodruff performed a private dedication on May 17, 1888.[9] On May 1, 2021, Russell M. Nelson announced that the temple would close for renovation on October 1, 2021.[10]


Salt Lake Temple, Utah - Sept 2004-2.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Style:
Notes:
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
July 28, 1847 by Brigham Young
February 14, 1853 by Brigham Young
April 6, 1893 by Wilford Woodruff
253,015 sq ft (23,505.9 m2) on a 10-acre (4.0 ha) site
Gothic, 6-spire - designed by Truman O. Angell
The Salt Lake temple was dedicated in 31 sessions held between April 6 and 24, 1893.

Dedicated 1900s[edit]

Dedicated 1900s
Ogden Temple (2015).jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Rededicated:
Size:
Style:
Notes:
Ogden, Utah, United States
August 24, 1967 by David O. McKay
September 8, 1969 by Hugh B. Brown
January 18, 1972 by Joseph Fielding Smith
September 21, 2014 by Thomas S. Monson
112,232 sq ft (10,426.7 m2) on a 9.96-acre (4.03 ha) site
Modern, single-tower design - designed by Emil B. Fetzer
The temple was closed for 3 1/2 years to undergo renovations that significantly modified the look of the building.[11][12] Following an open house from August 1 to September 6, 2014, the temple was rededicated on September 21, 2014.[13][14]


Provo Utah Temple 4.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Style:
Notes:
Provo, Utah, United States
August 14, 1967 by David O. McKay
September 15, 1969 by Hugh B. Brown
February 9, 1972 by Joseph Fielding Smith
128,325 sq ft (11,921.8 m2) on a 17-acre (6.9 ha) site
Functional modern with single center spire design - designed by Emil B. Fetzer
Harold B. Lee read the dedicatory prayer prepared by Joseph Fielding Smith


Jordan River Temple 2.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Rededicated:
Size:
South Jordan, Utah, United States
February 3, 1978 by Spencer W. Kimball
June 9, 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball
November 16, 1981 by Marion G. Romney
May 20, 2018 by Henry B. Eyring
148,236 sq ft (13,771.6 m2) on a 15-acre (6.1 ha) site - designed by Emil B. Fetzer


047 Bountiful, Utah-cropped.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Style:
Bountiful, Utah, United States
April 6, 1991 by Ezra Taft Benson
May 2, 1992 by Ezra Taft Benson
January 8, 1995 by Howard W. Hunter
104,000 sq ft (9,700 m2) on a 9-acre (3.6 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Allen B. Erekson


Mount Timpanogos Temple 1a.png
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Style:
American Fork, Utah, United States
October 3, 1992 by Ezra Taft Benson
October 9, 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley
October 13, 1996 by Gordon B. Hinckley
107,240 sq ft (9,963 m2) on a 16.7-acre (6.8 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Allen Erekson, Keith Stepan, and Church A&E Services


Vernal Utah temple.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Style:
Vernal, Utah, United States
February 13, 1994 by Ezra Taft Benson
May 13, 1995 by Gordon B. Hinckley
November 2, 1997 by Gordon B. Hinckley
38,771 sq ft (3,601.9 m2) on a 1.6-acre (0.65 ha) site
Adaptation of Uintah Stake Tabernacle - designed by FFKR Architects


Monticellotemple.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Rededicated:
Size:
Style:
Monticello, Utah, United States
October 4, 1997 by Gordon B. Hinckley
November 17, 1997 by Ben B. Banks
July 26, 1998 by Gordon B. Hinckley
November 17, 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
11,225 sq ft (1,042.8 m2) on a 1.33-acre (0.54 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services

Dedicated 2000s[edit]

Dedicated 2000s
Draper LDS Temple.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Notes:
Draper, Utah, United States
October 2, 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley
August 5, 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley
March 20, 2009 by Thomas S. Monson
58,300 sq ft (5,420 m2) on a 12-acre (4.9 ha) site - designed by FFKR Architects
The 12th temple dedicated in Utah, the Draper Utah Temple has been operating since March 2009.


Oquirrh Mountain front view.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Notes:
South Jordan, Utah, United States
October 1, 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley
December 16, 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley
August 23, 2009 by Thomas S. Monson
60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2) on a 11-acre (4.5 ha) site - designed by Naylor Wentworth
13th temple in Utah and 130th LDS temple.


LDS temple, Brigham City.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Brigham City, Utah, United States
October 3, 2009 by Thomas S. Monson[15][16]
July 31, 2010 by Boyd K. Packer
September 23, 2012 by Boyd K. Packer
36,000 sq ft (3,300 m2) on a 3.14-acre (1.27 ha) site


Payson Utah Temple 2014-11-28.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Notes:
Payson, Utah, United States
January 25, 2010 by Thomas S. Monson
October 8, 2011 by Dallin H. Oaks
June 7, 2015 by Henry B. Eyring
96,630 sq ft (8,977 m2) on a 10.63-acre (4.30 ha) site
A public open house was held from April 24-May 23, 2015, excluding Sundays, and the temple was dedicated in three sessions on June 7, 2015.[17][18]


Provo City Center Temple Construction.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Notes:
Provo, Utah, United States
October 1, 2011 by Thomas S. Monson[20][21][22]
May 12, 2012 by Jeffrey R. Holland
March 20, 2016 by Dallin H. Oaks
85,084 sq ft (7,904.6 m2) on a 5.6-acre (2.3 ha) site
[19]


Cedar City Utah Temple.jpg
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Dedicated:
Size:
Cedar City, Utah, United States
April 6, 2013 by Thomas S. Monson[23]
August 8, 2015 by L. Whitney Clayton[24]
December 10, 2017 by Henry B. Eyring
42,657 sq ft (3,963.0 m2) on a 9.5-acre (3.8 ha) site - designed by Architectural Nexus, Salt Lake City, Utah

Under Construction[edit]

Under Construction
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Saratoga Springs, Utah, United States
2 April 2017 by Thomas S. Monson[25]
19 October 2019 by Craig C. Christensen
87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2) on a 22.7-acre (9.2 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Layton, Utah, United States
1 April 2018 by Russell M. Nelson[26]
23 May 2020 by Craig C. Christensen
87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2) on a 11.87-acre (4.80 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Orem, Utah, United States
5 October 2019 by Russell M. Nelson[27]
5 September 2020 by Craig C. Christensen
70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2) on a 15.39-acre (6.23 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Taylorsville, Utah, United States
5 October 2019 by Russell M. Nelson[27]
31 October 2020 by Gerrit W. Gong
70,460 sq ft (6,546 m2) on a 7.5-acre (3.0 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
St. George, Utah, United States
7 October 2018 by Russell M. Nelson[28][29]
7 November 2020 by Jeffrey R. Holland
96,277 sq ft (8,944.4 m2) on a 14.7-acre (5.9 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Notes:
Tooele, Utah, United States
7 April 2019 by Russell M. Nelson
15 May 2021[30] by Brook P. Hales
70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2) on a 17-acre (6.9 ha) site
Announced by Russell M. Nelson on April 7, 2019,[31] with name and location change announced January 19, 2021.[32] The Deseret Peak Utah Temple will be located on the corner of 2400 North 400 West in Tooele.[33] The relocated temple plans are expected to follow the same design as previously announced, with three stories and about 70,000 square feet. A 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will be built adjacent to the temple. The temple was originally announced as the "Tooele Valley Utah Temple" and was to be located in Erda, at the intersection of Erda Way and State Route 36. The change came after community pressure to not include some of the other intended residential development, and locals threatened a referendum to alter the area's zoning.[34][35]


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Syracuse, Utah, United States
5 April 2020 by Russell M. Nelson[37]
12 June 2021[36] by Kevin R. Duncan
88,886 sq ft (8,257.8 m2) on a 12.27-acre (4.97 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Lindon, Utah, United States
4 October 2020 by Russell M. Nelson[38]
23 April 2022 by Kevin W. Pearson
81,000 sq ft (7,500 m2) on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Notes:
Smithfield, Utah, United States
4 April 2021 by Russell M. Nelson[40]
18 June 2022 by Quentin L. Cook (Gary E. Stevenson assisting)
83,000 sq ft (7,700 m2) on a 13.3-acre (5.4 ha) site
Location announced on June 10, 2021 to be at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North in Smithfield. [39]

Announced[edit]

Announced
edit
Location:
Announced:
Groundbreaking:
Size:
Ephraim, Utah, United States
1 May 2021 by Russell M. Nelson[41][42]
scheduled for 27 August 2022 by Walter F. Gonzalez
39,000 sq ft (3,600 m2) on a 9.16-acre (3.71 ha) site


edit
Location:
Announced:
Heber City, Utah, United States
3 October 2021 by Russell M. Nelson[43][44]

Communities[edit]

Latter-day Saints had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following in Utah:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by State:Utah", Newsroom, LDS Church, retrieved April 11, 2022
  2. ^ Category:Utah Family History Centers, familysearch.org, retrieved April 11, 2022
  3. ^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics (United States)
  4. ^ "The Association of Religion Data Archives | State Membership Report". Thearda.com. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  5. ^ Utah is Fastest Growing State Archived 2009-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Press Release by US Census Bureau. Dated 22 December 2008. Accessed 23 December 2008.
  6. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church did not release state-specific statistics for the year 2020.
  7. ^ "The Association of Religion Data Archives | State Membership Report". Thearda.com. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  8. ^ "Provo Missionary Training Center - About". provo.mtc.byu.edu. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  9. ^ Satterfield, Rick, "Manti Utah Temple", Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDSChurchTemples.com, retrieved October 11, 2012
  10. ^ Weaver, Sarah Jane, "President Nelson announces plans to preserve pioneer craftsmanship of Manti Utah Temple, construct a new temple in nearby Ephraim", Church News, Deseret News, retrieved May 1, 2021
  11. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher (February 17, 2010), "'Somewhat dated' LDS temple to get new look", The Salt Lake Tribune
  12. ^ Ogden Utah Temple, LDSChurchTemples.com, retrieved October 8, 2012
  13. ^ "Ogden Utah Temple Will Be Rededicated in September 2014".
  14. ^ "News Release: Ogden Utah Temple Rededicated by President Thomas S. Monson", Newsroom [MormonNewsroom.org], LDS Church, September 21, 2014
  15. ^ "President Thomas S. Monson: 'Welcome to Conference'", Deseret News, October 3, 2009, retrieved 2012-11-06.
  16. ^ Talor, Scott (October 4, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-06.
  17. ^ "New Temples To Open in 2015", Newsroom, LDS Church, December 12, 2014
  18. ^ "Payson Utah Temple Dedicated: The 15th temple in Utah and 146th in the world", Newsroom, LDS Church, June 7, 2015
  19. ^ Walker, Joseph (March 23, 2012), "It's official: the Provo City Center Temple", Deseret News, retrieved November 9, 2012.
  20. ^ Walker, Joseph (October 1, 2011). "LDS general conference opens with the announcement of six new Mormon temples". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Retrieved April 19, 2022..
  21. ^ "Mormon church president announces plans for new temples in Utah, Wyoming, Colombia, Africa". Washington Post. AP. October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011..
  22. ^ "New Temples Announced for France, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Colombia, Utah and Wyoming", Newsroom (News Release), LDS Church, October 1, 2011, retrieved November 9, 2012.
  23. ^ Walker, Joseph (April 6, 2013). "LDS react with joy to temples announced in Cedar City, Rio". Deseret News..
  24. ^ Sterzer, Rachel (August 8, 2015). "Ground broken for Cedar City Utah Temple". Church News.
  25. ^ "President Monson Announces Five New Temples: Mormon temples to be built in South America, Africa, Philippines and US". Newsroom. LDS Church. 2 April 2017.
  26. ^ "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes: Mormon temples to be built in Asia, Europe, North and South America". Newsroom. LDS Church. 1 April 2018.
  27. ^ a b "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples at October 2019 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 5 October 2019
  28. ^ "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes: Number of temples operating, announced or under construction now above 200", Newsroom, LDS Church, 7 October 2018
  29. ^ LDS Church announces plans to build 12 new temples worldwide, pioneer generation temples will be renovated, KSTU Fox 13, 7 October 2018
  30. ^ "Deseret Peak Utah Temple Construction Underway", newsroom, 15 May 2021
  31. ^ "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 7 April 2019
  32. ^ "Tooele Valley Temple Relocated and Renamed". newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  33. ^ KUTV, McKenzie Stauffer (2021-01-19). "LDS Tooele County temple relocated, renamed". KUTV. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  34. ^ "After community pushback, LDS Church renames, relocates Tooele temple". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  35. ^ https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/faith/plans-for-tooele-valley-temple-announced-by-lds-church/article_ea80422a-856d-5c22-a464-21e6a3e5b0f2.html
  36. ^ See this page for verification of the exact date noted here.
  37. ^ "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference: The Church will build its first temple in the Middle East", Newsroom, LDS Church, 5 April 2020
  38. ^ "Prophet Announces Six New Temples at October 2020 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 4 October 2020
  39. ^ "New Temple Site Locations Announced in Three Western US States". newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org. 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  40. ^ "Prophet Announces Twenty New Temples at April 2021 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 4 April 2021
  41. ^ "President Nelson announces plans to preserve pioneer craftsmanship of Manti Utah Temple, construct a new temple in nearby Ephraim", Church News, Deseret News, 1 May 2021
  42. ^ "President Nelson Announces a New Temple Will Be Built in Ephraim, Utah", Newsroom, LDS Church, 1 May 2021
  43. ^ "13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes", Church News, Deseret News, 3 Oct 2021
  44. ^ "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, 3 Oct 2021

External links[edit]