The Bountiful Utah Temple is the 47th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in Bountiful, Utah, and sits high in the eastern foothills with a great panoramic view over the city and the Great Salt Lake. Patrons are greeted by a great circular columned atrium and cascading water features on the east side of the temple.


History

The Bountiful Temple is the eighth temple constructed in the state of Utah. The history of the temple site began back in 1897, when John Haven Barlow Sr. purchased 40 acres of land from the United States government. Because of lack of water and the steep terrain, little could be done with the land. In 1947 some of the land was cleared and four hundred apricot trees were planted. In the spring of 1983, flash flooding caused a great deal of damage in Bountiful, resulting in the decision to build a dam across the canyon to limit the flow of water during heavy rainstorms. The city requested the use of the soil from the future temple site, so construction crews removed over two hundred thousand cubic yards of soil, leaving the area an ideal spot on which the LDS temple would later be built.[1]

After considering numerous sites for the temple, the final decision was made on April 3, 1988 by the LDS Church First Presidency. Four years later, on May 2, 1992, the groundbreaking took place and on January 8, 1995 LDS Church president Howard W. Hunter dedicated the Bountiful Utah Temple. Two hundred thousand Latter-day Saints attended the dedicatory sessions, more than had ever previously attended a temple dedication.

On May 22, 2016, lightning struck the top of the Bountiful Utah temple. The strike damaged the angel Moroni statue atop the temple, causing it to lose part of its head and back. The statue, made of fiberglass and covered in gold leaf, was replaced two weeks after it was hit.[2][3][4]

The Bountiful Utah Temple has a total of, four ordinance rooms, and eight sealing rooms.

Temple District

The Bountiful Utah Temple serves members from 49 stakes headquartered in Davis County:

  1. Bountiful Utah Stake
  2. Bountiful Utah Central Stake
  3. Bountiful Utah East Stake
  4. Bountiful Utah Heights Stake
  5. Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake
  6. Bountiful Utah North Canyon Stake
  7. Bountiful Utah North Stake
  8. Bountiful Utah Orchard Stake
  9. Bountiful Utah South Stake
  10. Bountiful Utah Stone Creek Stake
  11. Bountiful Utah Val Verde Stake
  12. Bountiful Utah YSA Stake
  13. Centerville Utah Stake
  14. Centerville Utah Canyon View Stake
  15. Centerville Utah North Stake
  16. Centerville Utah South Stake
  17. Farmington Utah Stake
  18. Farmington Utah North Stake
  19. Farmington Utah Oakridge Stake
  20. Farmington Utah South Stake
  21. Farmington Utah West Stake
  22. Fruit Heights Utah Stake
  23. Kaysville Utah Stake
  24. Kaysville Utah Central Stake
  25. Kaysville Utah Crestwood Stake
  26. Kaysville Utah Deseret Mill Stake
  27. Kaysville Utah East Stake
  28. Kaysville Utah Haight Creek Stake
  29. Kaysville Utah South Stake
  30. Kaysville Utah West Stake
  31. Layton Utah Stake
  32. Layton Utah Creekside Stake
  33. Layton Utah East Stake
  34. Layton Utah Holmes Creek Stake
  35. Layton Utah Kays Creek Stake
  36. Layton Utah Layton Hills Stake
  37. Layton Utah Legacy Stake
  38. Layton Utah North Stake
  39. Layton Utah Northridge Stake
  40. Layton Utah South Stake
  41. Layton Utah Valley View Stake
  42. Layton Utah West Stake
  43. Layton Utah YSA Stake
  44. North Salt Lake Utah Stake
  45. North Salt Lake Utah Legacy Stake
  46. North Salt Lake Utah Parkway Stake
  47. West Bountiful Utah Stake
  48. Woods Cross Utah Stake
  49. Woods Cross Utah North Stake


Temple Presidents

  1. Don H. Staheli 2018–
  2. William S. Winegar 2015–2018
  3. Robert H. Garff 2012–2015
  4. Douglas L. Callister 2009–2012
  5. H. Bryan Richards 2006–2009
  6. L. Stephen Richards Jr. 2003–2006
  7. James O. Mason 2000–2003
  8. F. David Stanley 1997–2000
  9. Harold C. Yancey 1994–1997


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The Bountiful Utah Temple is the 47th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located sitting high in the eastern foothills with a great panoramic view over the city and the Great Salt Lake. Patrons are greeted by a great circular columned atrium and cascading water features on the east side of the temple.

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