João Pessoa Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
Site:3.9 acres | 1.6 hectares
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:18,850 square feet | 1,751 square meters
Elevation:10 feet | 3 meters
The João Pessoa Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the João Pessoa Brazil Temple has not yet been released to the public.
On November 20, 2023, the location of the João Pessoa Brazil Temple was announced as a 3.9-acre site located at the intersection of Rua Paulino Pinto and Avenida Ministro José Américo de Almeida in the Cabo Branco neighborhood of João Pessoa. Plans call for a temple of approximately 18,850 square feet.1
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the João Pessoa Brazil Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. João Pessoa is a port city in northeastern Brazil and the largest city in Paraíba state. The temple will be the 22nd in Brazil. The first known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to live in Brazil immigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1988, Brazil became the third country outside the United States to have 50 stakes. At the time of the announcement, there were nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in approximately 2,175 congregations.2
- "Sites Announced for Two New Temples in Latin America," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 20 Nov. 2023.
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.