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Bakersfield California Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced


Bakersfield, California
United States


2 April 2023

Construction Status

The Bakersfield California Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

An official rendering of the Bakersfield California Temple has not yet been released to the public.

Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Bakersfield California Temple.

Temple Announcement

On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Bakersfield California Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. It was the 12th temple announced for the state. Bakersfield, located about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles at the southern end of the Central Valley near the Sequoia National Forest. Nearly 400,000 residents live in Bakersfield.1

  1. "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 15 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2023.