AddressRua James Esdras Faust, 400
Telephone: (+55) 19-2102-5800
Announcement:3 April 1997
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:1 May 1998 by James E. Faust
Public Open House:20 April–11 May 2002
Dedication:17 May 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site:6.18 acres | 2.5 hectares
Exterior Finish:Light gray Asa Branca granite from the state of Ceara
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Four instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), three sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:48,100 square feet | 4,469 square meters
Elevation:2,446 feet | 746 meters
On its hillside location, the beautiful Campinas Brazil Temple is visible from many parts of the city of Campinas, which has a population of over two million. The site is near three major highways making it readily accessible to automobiles and buses.
The Campinas Brazil Temple was the fourth temple built in Brazil and the second built in the state of São Paulo, following the São Paulo Brazil Temple (1978).
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy and president of the Brazil Area remarked, "It was heartwarming to see about 50 buses that had been used to transport the people, and to see the people assembled on the hill; it was a multitude of faithful saints. The whole experience felt Pentecostal." Referring to a letter from an eight-year-old boy, who had worked hard to earn a $100 donation to help with the construction of the thirty new smaller temples announced in April conference, President James E. Faust observed that he and a man who sent in one million dollars that same day "[would both] be equally blessed for their faithfulness, regardless of the size of their donation."1
- Church News, 9 May 1998.