Temple History

The Sacramento California Temple was announced the same day as the Redlands California Temple and the Newport Beach California Temple.

The Sacramento California Temple shares a large parcel of Church-owned property with a meetinghouse in the Folsom California Stake overlooking Lake Natoma. Located off Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova, 20 miles east of Sacramento, the site was once owned by Aerojet General Corp. for use as a recreational center. During a large downsize of the company in 1971, the Church acquired the 47 acres where a chapel was built onto the existing gym and other areas converted to classrooms. It provides for numerous church activities including sand volleyball, picnics, camping, and ward group activities. The beautiful piece of property is on a hill overlooking the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The majestic oak trees surrounding the site create a serene natural setting.

The Sacramento California Temple was the seventh temple built in California, the third built in Northern California, and the second built in the Central Valley, following the Fresno California Temple (2000).

The Sacramento California Temple was originally planned as a larger (approximately 50,000-square-foot) building similar to the St. Louis Missouri Temple, but plans were modified to follow an adaptation of the design used for the Redlands California Temple and Newport Beach California Temple. The public open house of the Sacramento California Temple was attended by 168,367 visitors.


Temple District

The Sacramento California Temple serves members from 22 stakes headquartered in the Sacramento Valley:


Butte County, CA

  1. Chico California Stake
  2. Gridley California Stake

El Dorado County, CA

  1. El Dorado California Stake

Placer County, CA

  1. Auburn California Stake
  2. Lincoln California Stake
  3. Rocklin California Stake
  4. Roseville California Stake

Sacramento County, CA

  1. Antelope California Stake
  2. Carmichael California Stake
  3. Citrus Heights California Stake
  4. Elk Grove California Stake
  5. Folsom California Stake
  6. Sacramento California Stake
  7. Sacramento California Cordova Stake
  8. Sacramento California East Stake
  9. Sacramento California North Stake

San Joaquin County, CA

  1. Lodi California Stake
  2. Stockton California Stake

Shasta County, CA

  1. Anderson California Stake

Solano County, CA

  1. Vacaville California Stake

= Sutter County, CA

  1. Yuba City California Stake

Yolo County, CA

  1. Woodland California Stake


Presidents

  1. David C Olsen 2018–
  2. Weldon B. Papa 2015–2018
  3. Norman C. Boehm 2012–2015
  4. William W. Parmley 2009–2012
  5. Richard H. Winkel 2006–2009

See Also

References


Sacramento California Temple

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The Sacramento California Temple is the 123rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the sixth temple built in California and was announced the same day as the Redlands California Temple and the Newport Beach California Temple.

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