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- 3.1 Description
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The Lubbock Texas Temple is a third generation small temple located in Lubbock Texas. 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.
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 Nigeria, Asunción Paraguay, Helsinki Finland, Snowflake, Arizona; and the Tri-Cities area of the state of Washington (Columbia River Washington Temple.)
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.
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.
The Lubbock Texas Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley on 21 April 2002 over 4 sessions.
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|
|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.
|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|
Spires and Moroni
|Placed||30 November 2001|
Compass and picture
Individuals and Contractors
|Architect||Tisdel Mincklet and Associates|
Sources and Links
- Temple at LDS.org(official)
- Lubbock Texas Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
- Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
- Lubbock Texas Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
- Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
- Lubbock Texas Temple at Wikipedia
- Beth Pratt, “Local mormon stake unaware of temple specs”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 4 April 2000. Accesed 13 June 2017.↩
- Gordn B. Hinckley “A Time of New Begginings,” LDS.org, 2 April 2000. Accessed 13 June 2017↩
- Julie A. Dockstader, “Ground broken for temple in Lubbock despite rainy day”, Church News, 11 November 2000. Accessed 13 June 2017.↩
- Greg Hill, “Temple dedicated in ‘The Hub’ of vast west Texas”, Church News, 27 April 2002. Accessed 13 June 2017.↩
- “Hinckley dedicates Mormon temple”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 20 April 2002. Accessed 13 June 2017.↩
-  “Lubbock Texas Temple”. Church News.↩
- Beth Pratt, “Mormons readying temple for dedication”, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 23 March 2002↩