Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:5 April 2020
The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple, but a 5.8-acre Church-owned parcel in Cranberry next to the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake has been speculated as a potential site for the temple.
The second largest city in Pennsylvania will be home to the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania, as announced by President Russell M. Nelson on April 5, 2020, at the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will serve thousands of members in Western Pennsylvania, Northeast Ohio, and Northern West Virginia who currently participate in temple worship at the Columbus Ohio Temple and Washington D.C. Temple. The are more than 100,000 Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania where the Church enjoys a rich heritage. Joseph Smith translated most of the Book of Mormon in Oakland Township, Pennsylvania. John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in a nearby forest and restored the Aaronic Priesthood. Joseph and Oliver also baptized each other in the Susquehanna River.1
The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will be the second temple built in Pennsylvania, following the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple (2016).
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.