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

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple

Site grading underway; estimated to be completed in 2024
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple

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Location

2093 Powell Road
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania  16066
United States

Announcement: 

5 April 2020

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

21 August 2021 by Randall K. Bennett

Site: 

5.8 acres

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central spire

Total Floor Area: 

29,785 square feet

Groundbreaking Ceremony

"Brothers and sisters, I know you will make this temple, and more importantly Jesus Christ, the center of your lives," said Elder Randall K. Bennett of the Quorum of the Seventy who presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The 32,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 5.8-acre site at 2093 Powell Road in Pennsylvania’s Cranberry Township behind the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Bennett prayed, "Please let today’s groundbreaking also be a day of emotional and spiritual building in our own lives and families."1


Temple Design

The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will be a single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet with a center spire. It will stand behind an existing stake center.


Temple Rendering

On January 19, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple was released.


Temple Site

On January 19, 2021, the location of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple was announced as a 5.8-acre site at 2093 Powell Road in Cranberry Township behind the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. The temple will stand north of Pittsburgh not far from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), providing good access to members living throughout the region.2


Temple Announcement

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.3


Temple Facts

The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will be the second temple built in Pennsylvania, following the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple (2016).


  1. "Groundbreaking Held for Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 21 Aug. 2021.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Location and Rendering Released for Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple," 19 Jan. 2021
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.

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