Moses Lake Washington Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location officially announced
Announcement:7 April 2019
As of October 2019, the location has been announced for the Moses Lake Washington Temple, which is in the design and approval stages. Project leaders will soon begin work with city officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Moses Lake Washington Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
The Moses Lake Washington Temple will be a single-story building of approximately 20,000 square feet with a central spire. A meetinghouse of approximately 17,000 square feet will be constructed next to the temple.
On October 29, 2019, the location for the Moses Lake Washington Temple was officially announced as a 17-acre property across from Yonezawa Park and near Moses Lake High School. The deed that transferred ownership of the two contiguous lots, dated June 19, 2019, noted that the land was being sold for a future church. The location, just a mile and a half west of the junction of I-90 and Highway 17, will provide convenient access to patrons traveling from the surrounding region. Standing on the north side of I-90, south of Yonezawa Boulevard, the temple will be a beautiful landmark to travelers along these major routes.
On April 7, 2019, at the 189th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced Washington's fourth temple to be constructed in the scenic community of Moses Lake. Members in the region currently attend temple services at the Columbia River Washington Temple, located in the rapidly growing Tri-Cities area. There are nearly 290,000 Latter-day Saints in Washington.1
The Moses Lake Washington Temple will be the fourth temple built in Washington, following the Seattle Washington Temple (1980), the Spokane Washington Temple (1999), and the Columbia River Washington Temple (2001).
- "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.