Grand Rapids Michigan Temple
During the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on October 2, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Grand Rapids Michigan Temple will be the second house of the Lord in Michigan. The Detroit Michigan Temple was dedicated in 1999 by President Gordon B. Hinckley. The Church’s first building in Detroit was completed in 1928. Michigan is home to more than 45,000 Latter-day Saints in 96 wards and branches. Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan and the seat of Kent County.
- Havelah Allen lives in the Grand Rapids Michigan Stake.
- “We have been praying and fasting as a stake to prepare ourselves for a temple in western Michigan,” she said. “We just started crying when it was announced.”
- Allen said it has been sweet to hear the children and youth pray for a temple.
- “I really hope that they understand that the Lord heard them.”
The Grand Rapids Michigan Temple is currently in the planning stages. On November 7, 2022, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its location as a 10.5-acre site located at 2400 Forest Hill Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 20,000 square feet.