Springfield Missouri Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 April 2023
The Springfield Missouri Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Springfield Missouri Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Springfield Missouri Temple.
On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Springfield Missouri Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. It was the third temple announced for the state. Springfield is located in southern Missouri near the Ozark Mountains. The St. Louis Missouri Temple was dedicated in June 1997, and the Kansas City Missouri Temple was dedicated in May 2012. Missouri is home to more than 75,000 Latter-day Saints in 160 congregations. In the 1830s, Independence, Missouri, and its surrounding counties were an important gathering place for Latter-day Saints in the early days of the Church.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 15 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2023.