Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

McAllen Texas Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 21 November 2020; conditional use permit approved; construction fence, trailers, and equipment on site
McAllen Texas Temple

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Location

300 West Trenton Road
McAllen, Texas
United States

Announcement: 

5 October 2019

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

21 November 2020 by Art Rascon

Site: 

10.6 acres

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (stationary) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

29,732 square feet

Groundbreaking Ceremony

"As the central spire rises heavenward to this beautiful house of the Lord, might we as God’s children ever increase our faith and look to the heavens for wisdom and not to the ever-shifting values of the world," said Elder Art Rascon, an Area Seventy, at the groundbreaking for the McAllen Texas Temple on November 21, 2020. Elder Rascon presided at the small ceremony and offered the prayer dedicating the site. He prayed for the thousands of Latter-day Saints "in this lovely valley in southern Texas and across the border into Mexico who have worked faithfully to establish Thy kingdom and prepared their hearts and minds awaiting this day." He thanked God the Father "for their longsuffering, fervent prayers and continued diligence to live the gospel of Jesus Christ."1


Temple Rendering

On August 28, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the McAllen Texas Temple was released.


Temple Design

The McAllen Texas Temple will be a single-story building of nearly 30,000 square feet with a central spire. A meetinghouse of over 19,000 square feet will be constructed adjacent to the temple, featuring space for three wards, a stake suite, mission offices, and a distribution center.


Temple Site

On December 11, 2019, the location of the McAllen Texas Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on a 10.6-acre field located northwest of the intersection of Second Street and West Trenton Road on the north side of McAllen.2


Temple Announcement

On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the McAllen Texas Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.3


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "The Temple Coming to McAllen, Texas, Will Help People 'Look to the Heavens for Wisdom'," 21 Nov. 2020.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple News Release, "New Temple Site Locations Announced in Texas and Utah," 11 Dec. 2019.
  3. "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.