Exterior corridor at the Mount Timpanogas Temple.

Temple History

Located in northeast American Fork, the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple stands west of the majestic 11,750-foot Mount Timpanogos, providing the aptly named temple its stunning backdrop. A meetinghouse shares the temple site, which features beautiful grounds open to visitors, who are welcome to take in the colorful foliage, stroll its winding walkways, and feel the spirit of holiness surrounding this magnificent House of the Lord.

The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple was the ninth temple built in Utah and the second built in Utah County, following the Provo Utah Temple (1972). No location was specified when the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple was announced in General Conference as a temple for "Utah County." The location was revealed six months later, at the following Conference, as a former Church welfare farm in American Fork.

When the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple was announced, President Gordon B Hinckley (1910-2008) explained that it would relieve demands placed on the Provo Utah Temple, which "is operating far beyond its designed capacity."

The floor plan of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple is an adaption of the floor plan created for the Bountiful Utah Temple.

Ground was broken for the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple a year after its announcement. Approximately 12,000 people gathered on the temple site for the ceremony. During the services, the location of the Madrid Spain Temple was announced.

On July 17, 1995, a 13-foot-3-inch gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was set atop the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple to an audience of an estimated 20,000, who literally clogged the surrounding streets. Once the statue was in place, the throngs of visitors broke into applause and then spontaneously began to sing The Spirit of God.

A total of 679,217 people toured the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple during the six weeks of its public open house.

The dedication of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple lasted an entire week with three sessions on Sunday and four on each of the following days for a total of 27 dedicatory sessions.

Temple District

The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple serves members from 62 stakes headquartered in Northern Utah Valley:

  1. Alpine Utah Stake
  2. Alpine Utah North Stake
  3. Alpine Utah West Stake
  4. Alpine Utah YSA Stake
  5. American Fork Utah Stake
  6. American Fork Utah Central Stake
  7. American Fork Utah East Stake
  8. American Fork Utah Hillcrest Stake
  9. American Fork Utah North Stake
  10. American Fork Utah South Stake
  11. American Fork Utah West Stake
  12. Cedar Hills Utah Stake
  13. Cedar Hills Utah West Stake
  14. Eagle Mountain Utah Stake
  15. Eagle Mountain Utah Cedar Pass Stake
  16. Eagle Mountain Utah Central Stake
  17. Eagle Mountain Utah East Stake
  18. Eagle Mountain Utah Nolen Park Stake
  19. Eagle Mountain Utah North Stake
  20. Eagle Mountain Utah Silver Lake Stake
  21. Eagle Mountain Utah West Stake
  22. Highland Utah Stake
  23. Highland Utah Central Stake
  24. Highland Utah East Stake
  25. Highland Utah South Stake
  26. Highland Utah West Stake
  27. Lehi Utah Stake
  28. Lehi Utah Cedar Hollow Stake
  29. Lehi Utah Central Stake
  30. Lehi Utah East Stake
  31. Lehi Utah Gateway Stake
  32. Lehi Utah Holbrook Farms Stake
  33. Lehi Utah Jordan River Stake
  34. Lehi Utah Jordan Willows Stake
  35. Lehi Utah North Stake
  36. Lehi Utah Pheasant Pointe Stake
  37. Lehi Utah South Stake
  38. Lehi Utah Thanksgiving Stake
  39. Lehi Utah Traverse Mountain Stake
  40. Lehi Utah West Stake
  41. Lehi Utah Willow Park Stake
  42. Lehi Utah YSA Stake
  43. Lindon Utah Stake
  44. Lindon Utah Central Stake
  45. Lindon Utah West Stake
  46. Pleasant Grove Utah Stake
  47. Pleasant Grove Utah East Stake
  48. Pleasant Grove Utah Garden Stake
  49. Pleasant Grove Utah Grove Creek Stake
  50. Pleasant Grove Utah Manila Stake
  51. Pleasant Grove Utah Manila Creek Stake
  52. Pleasant Grove Utah Mount Mahogany Stake
  53. Pleasant Grove Utah North Field Stake
  54. Pleasant Grove Utah Timpanogos Stake
  55. Pleasant Grove Utah West Stake
  56. Saratoga Springs Utah Stake
  57. Saratoga Springs Utah Crossroads Stake
  58. Saratoga Springs Utah Israel Canyon Stake
  59. Saratoga Springs Utah Mount Saratoga Stake
  60. Saratoga Springs Utah North Stake
  61. Saratoga Springs Utah Saratoga Hills Stake
  62. Saratoga Springs Utah South Stake
  63. Saratoga Springs Utah Springside Stake


Presidents

  1. Ronald B. Funk 2017–
  2. Ralph W. Smith Jr. 2014–2017
  3. Noel B. Reynolds 2011–2014
  4. L. Edward Brown 2008–2011
  5. Lawrence S. Clarke 2005–2008
  6. Rex D. Pinegar 2002–2005
  7. Dee F. Andersen 1999–2002
  8. Robert J. Matthews 1996–1999


See Also

References


Mount Timpanogos Temple

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The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple is the 49th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in northeast American Fork, it stands west of the majestic 11,750-foot Mount Timpanogos, providing the aptly named temple its stunning backdrop. A meetinghouse shares the temple site, which features beautiful grounds open to visitors, who are welcome to take in the colorful foliage, stroll its winding walkways, and feel the spirit of holiness surrounding this magnificent House of the Lord.

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