Moses Lake Washington Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Announcement:7 April 2019
The Moses Lake Washington Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Moses Lake Washington Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Moses Lake Washington Temple, but on June 19, 2019, the Church finalized the purchase of a 17-acre property across from Yonezawa Park, near Moses Lake High School, that is speculated to be a candidate site for the temple. The deed that transferred ownership of the two contiguous lots 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, would provide convenient access to patrons traveling from the surrounding region. Standing on the north side of I-90, south of Yonezawa Boulevard, the temple would become 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.