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

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

95th operating temple; closed for renovation; stone cladding the entrance; landscaping underway
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

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Address

12030 North Mustang Road
Yukon, Oklahoma  73099
United States

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

14 March 1999

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

3 July 1999 by Rex D. Pinegar

Public Open House: 

8–22 July 2000

Dedication: 

30 July 2000 by James E. Faust

Rededication: 

19 May 2019 by Henry B. Eyring

Site: 

1 acres

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

10,890 square feet

Temple Rededication

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, will preside over the rededication of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Attendance at the session will be by invitation with no broadcast to local meetinghouses. The two-hour block of Sunday meetings will continue as planned. No open house or youth devotional will be scheduled.


Temple Renovation

The Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple closed on October 15, 2017, for an extensive renovation project. The renovation will be followed by a private rededication ceremony. Temple patrons will be accommodated at neighboring temples including the Dallas Texas Temple
30th operating temple
Dallas Texas Temple
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Temple Facts

The Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple was the first temple built in Oklahoma.


Temple History

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, Elder Rex D. Pinegar of the Seventy and president of the North America Southwest Area declared that turning the ceremonial shovelful of soil during groundbreaking services is symbolic of "turning our lives over to Christ and keeping His commandments." He also recognized the role that having a temple in an area plays in aiding members to develop their faith and build strong families. Additionally, the temple's presence will help the youth of the temple district to see their future clearly and understand what the Lord expects of them.

During his remarks, Elder Pinegar also referred to the deadly tornado which struck Oklahoma City May 3. After the tornado, he toured the devastated areas and saw little standing but the people, which manifested their faith. He mentioned the pure motivations of Church members who reached out to help others simply because they wanted to help.

Also speaking during the groundbreaking services was Elder J. Michael Moeller, an Area Authority Seventy. Elder Moeller spoke of the tragedies that have occurred in Oklahoma City in the last few years including the federal building bombing in April 1995. It will be a great blessing to have a temple in this area, he added. In addition, he explained how Isaiah opened his writings by talking about temples and that Daniel spoke of a stone cut out of the mountain without hands that would fill the whole earth. This temple is part of that stone, he said (Church News, 10 July 1999).