Temple History

The Fresno California Temple was the fourth temple built in California, the second built in Northern California, and the first built in the Central Valley.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Fresno California Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Fukuoka Japan Temple, Melbourne Australia Temple, and Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple.


The Fresno California Temple serves about 28,000 members from eight stakes including the Fresno, Fresno North, Fresno East, Fresno West, Hanford, Visalia, Merced, and Porterville stakes, and the California Fresno Mission.

"From the days of the sailing of the ship Brooklyn to San Francisco Bay in 1846 and the forced march of the Mormon Battalion, California has taken a key role in the history of the Church," said Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy and president of the North America West Area, who presided over the groundbreaking services."This is another of those great days."


Temple District

The Fresno California Temple serves members from 8 stakes headquartered in San Joaquin Valley, the:

Fresno County, CA

  1. {[Fresno California Stake]]
  2. Fresno California East Stake
  3. Fresno California North Stake
  4. Fresno California West Stake

Kings County, CA

  1. Hanford California Stake

Merced County, CA

  1. Merced California Stake]

Tulare County, CA

  1. Porterville California Stake
  2. Visalia California Stake

Presidents

  1. Thomas M. Weed 2019–
  2. David H. Crane 2016–2019
  3. Jerry E. Callister 2013–2016
  4. Paul B. Hansen 2010–2013
  5. Noel G. Stoker 2007–2010
  6. C. Allen Kropf 2004–2007
  7. W. Lynn Dredge 2000–2004


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Fresno California Temple

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The Fresno California Temple is the 78th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the fourth temple built in California, the second built in Northern California, and the first built in the Central Valley. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Fresno California Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Fukuoka Japan Temple, Melbourne Australia Temple, and Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple. The Fresno California Temple serves about 28,000 members from eight stakes including the Fresno, Fresno North, Fresno East, Fresno West, Hanford, Visalia, Merced, and Porterville stakes, and the California Fresno Mission.

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