Kahului Hawaii Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Kahului Hawaii Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Kahului Hawaii Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Kahului Hawaii Temple.
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Kahului Hawaii Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. It is the first temple to be built in Maui. Latter-day Saint missionaries first arrived in Hawaii in 1850. It is home to Church-owned BYU–Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center. There were two other temples in Hawaii at the time of the announcement. The Kona Hawaii Temple, which was undergoing a major renovation, was dedicated in 2000. The Laie Hawaii Temple was dedicated in 1919. There were nearly 75,000 church members in 145 congregations with more than 4,500 on the island of Maui. Kahului is located about 25 miles east of Lahaina where a devastating wildfire had consumed communities and took dozens of lives in August. The Church provided substantial aid in support of relief efforts.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.