Lubbock Texas

Lubbock Texas Temple

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Lubbock Texas Temple Wiki

Description

The Lubbock Texas Temple is a third generation small temple located in Lubbock Texas.[1] It was the third temple built and dedicated in Texas, after the Dallas Texas Temple and the Houston Texas Temple. The Lubbock Temple serves western Texas and eastern New Mexico, an area with about 13,500 members.

History

Announcement

The temple was announced on 2 April 200 during the last talk of the closing session of General Conference By Presisdent Gordon B. Hinckley. It was announced in conjunction with temples for Aba NigeriaAsunción Paraguay, Helsinki Finland, Snowflake, Arizona; and the Tri-Cities area of the state of Washington (Columbia River Washington Temple.)[2]

Groundbreaking

Ground was broken for the Lubbock Texas Temple on 4 November 2000 by Elder Rex D. Pinegar. Despite a rainstorm, around 400 people attended the temple groundbreaking ceremony.[3]

Open House

Prior to the dedication an open house was held from 23 -30 March 2002. During the 7 day open house more than 21,500 people toured the temple, an average of 3,071 people per day.[4]

Dedication

The Lubbock Texas Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley on 21 April 2002 over 4 sessions.[5]

Dedicatory Prayer

 Dedication Order

The Lubbock Texas Temple was the 109th operating temple, The 3rd in Texas, and the 54th in the United States. At the time of dedication there were 9 temples under construction, and another 4 announced awaiting groundbreaking. Additionally there was 1 temple undergoing renovation.

Temples under construction Temples announced Temples undergoing renovation
Aba Nigeria Harrison New York* Freiberg Germany
Monterrey México San Antonio Texas
Campinas Brazil Newport Beach California
Asunción Paraguay Sacramento California
Nauvoo Illinois
Accra Ghana
Brisbane Australia
Copenhagen Denmark
The Hague Netherlands

*The Harrison New York Temple (Formerly White Plains New York Temple, Formerly Hartford Connecticut temple) was discontinued after the dedication of the Manhattan New York temple rendered it un-needed.

Presidents

President Blaine J. Bushman 2017–
President Steven J. Vore 2014–2017
President Robert L. Bray 2011–2014
President E. Dale Cluff 2008–2011
President T. Scott Hendricks Jr. 2004–2008
President Jay B. Jensen 2002–2004

The temple has a total of 16,498 square feet (1,532.7 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.[6][7]

 

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The exterior of the temple is finished with empress white and majestic gray granite quarried in China.

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Sculptor Karl Quilter
Version  1985
Placed  30 November 2001
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Individuals and Contractors

ProjectManager Leon Rowley
Architect Tisdel Mincklet and Associates
Contractor SpawGlass Construction

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Sources/Citation

  1. [1]Beth Pratt,  “Local mormon stake unaware of temple specs”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 4 April 2000. Accesed 13 June 2017.
  2. [2]Gordn B. Hinckley “A Time of New Begginings,” LDS.org, 2 April 2000. Accessed 13 June 2017
  3. [3]Julie A.  Dockstader, “Ground broken for temple in Lubbock despite rainy day”, Church News, 11 November 2000. Accessed 13 June 2017.
  4. [4]Greg Hill, “Temple dedicated in ‘The Hub’ of vast west Texas”, Church News, 27 April 2002. Accessed 13 June 2017.
  5. [5]“Hinckley dedicates Mormon temple”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 20 April 2002. Accessed 13 June 2017.
  6. [6] Lubbock Texas Temple“. Church News.
  7. [7]Beth Pratt, “Mormons readying temple for dedication”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 23 March 2002

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