Bentonville Arkansas Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location officially announced; conditional use permit approved by City of Bentonville Planning Commission on May 19, 2020; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:5 October 2019
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (stationary) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:25,000 square feet
As of April 2020, the location has been announced for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple, which is in the design and approval stages. Project leaders will soon begin work with government officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
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.
Renderings of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly 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.1
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Bentonville Arkansas Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.2
The Bentonville Arkansas Temple will be the first temple built in Arkansas.
- "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.