Bentonville Arkansas Temple
On 5 October 2019, during the 189th semiannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Bentonville Arkansas Temple.
On 23 April 2020, the location of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple was announced. The temple will be built on an 8.8-acre site located at 1101 McCollum Road behind the stake center for the Bentonville Arkansas Stake. The building stands on I-49 near its junction with Highway 72, providing excellent access to members living throughout the region.
On 28 August 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple was released.
The Bentonville Arkansas Temple will be the first temple built in Arkansas. There are more than 31,000 Latter-day Saints in Arkansas with approximately 70 congregations.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for Bentonville Arkansas Temple
Ground will be broken for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple in November 2020. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside remotely over the ceremony. Video and photographs of the service will be released to the public shortly following the invitation-only event.