Fairbanks Alaska Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Fairbanks Alaska Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Fairbanks Alaska Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Fairbanks Alaska Temple.
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Fairbanks Alaska Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. It will be the second temple in Alaska after the Anchorage Alaska Temple. The east-central city of Fairbanks has the second-largest population in the state. At the time of the announcement, Alaska was home to approximately 35,000 Latter-day Saints across more than 80 congregations. In January, the First Presidency of the Church had announced that the Anchorage Alaska Temple would be reconstructed beginning in early 2024. A significantly larger temple would be built on the same property where the adjacent meetinghouse stood. The existing temple would stay open during construction.1
The Fairbanks Alaska Temple will be the second temple built in Alaska, following the Anchorage Alaska Temple (1999).
The Fairbanks Alaska Temple will be the northernmost temple of the Church.
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.