Bentonville Arkansas Temple
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; conditional use permit approved by City of Bentonville Planning Commission on May 19, 2020; groundbreaking scheduled for November 2020
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Announcement:5 October 2019
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:November 2020 by David A. Bednar (remotely)
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (stationary) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:25,000 square feet
Ground will be broken for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple in November 2020. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside remotely over the ceremony. Video and photographs of the service will be released to the public shortly following the invitation-only event.1
The Bentonville Arkansas Temple will be a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet with a center spire. It will stand next to an existing meetinghouse.
On August 28, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple was released.
On April 23, 2020, the location of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple was announced as an 8.8-acre site behind the stake center for the Bentonville Arkansas Stake. The building stands on I-49 near its junction with Highway 72, providing excellent access to members living throughout the region.2
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Bentonville Arkansas Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.3
The Bentonville Arkansas Temple will be the first temple built in Arkansas.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Update on Three U.S. Temples ," 28 Aug. 2020.
- "Bentonville Arkansas Temple Location Announced," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Apr. 2020.
- "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.