Temple History

The Meridian Idaho Temple is the 158th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Meridian Idaho Temple overlooks the Boise River, approximately a 12-mile (or 20-minute) drive from the Boise Idaho Temple. The two temples will serve together to meet the needs of the Saints of the Treasure Valley and its surrounding region.


Idaho's fifth temple was announced during the Saturday morning session of the 181st Annual General Conference for the city of Meridan, the third largest city in Idaho, located about 11 miles west of the capital city of Boise. The Church has been established since 1855 in Idaho where over 410,000 members of the Church reside.

Meridian is the fastest-growing city in Idaho with a 115 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010. During this time of rapid expansion, three additional stakes were organized in Meridian and four more in the surrounding communities of Nampa (the second largest city in the state), Kuna, and Middleton. The Meridian Idaho Temple will reduce demands on the nearby Boise Idaho Temple, where endowment rooms often fill near capacity during busy operating hours.

Temple Facts

The Meridian Idaho Temple will be the fifth temple built in Idaho, following the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), and the Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008). This temple stands adjacent to the stake center of the Meridian Idaho Linder Stake.

The Meridian Idaho Temple is one of six temples built with no towers or spires. (The others are the Laie Hawaii Temple, the Cardston Alberta Temple, the Mesa Arizona Temple, the Paris France Temple, and the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.)

Temple District

Ada County, ID (West)

  1. Eagle Idaho Stake
  2. Meridian Idaho Stake
  3. Meridian Idaho Linder Stake
  4. Meridian Idaho North Stake
  5. Meridian Idaho Settlers Park Stake
  6. Meridian Idaho West Stake
  7. Star Idaho Stake

Canyon County, ID

  1. Caldwell Idaho Stake
  2. Caldwell Idaho East Stake
  3. Middleton Idaho Stake
  4. Middleton Idaho East Stake
  5. Nampa Idaho North Stake

Gem County, ID

  1. Emmett Idaho Stake

Washington County, ID

  1. Weiser Idaho Stake

Eastern Oregon

  1. La Grande Oregon Stake
  2. Nyssa Oregon Stake
  3. Ontario Oregon Stake


Presidents

  1. James R. McCauley 2017–

See Also

References


Meridian Idaho Temple

Meridiantemple2.jpg

The Meridian Idaho Temple is the 158th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the fifth temple built in Idaho located on the western edge of the Snake River's Treasure Valley. It is one of six temples built with no towers or spires.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.