Jacksonville Florida Temple
In his closing remarks at the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Jacksonville Florida Temple.
This will be the fifth temple announced in the state of Florida. There are more than 160,000 Latter-day Saints and more than 280 congregations in the state. Jacksonville is in the northern part of Florida. Other temples in the state include the Orlando Florida Temple (1994), Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple (2014), Tallahassee Florida Temple (under construction), and the Tampa Florida Temple (announced).
- A thrilling feeling shot through Gail Pannell when she heard Jacksonville, Florida, the first U.S. city on the list.
- “We never thought we would be lucky enough,” she said.
- The Orlando temple is about a two-hour drive from where she lives, so she mostly goes there on Saturdays. Once a temple is built in Jacksonville, Pannell will be able to go much more often — especially because her stake has been focusing on family history and preparing their own names to take to the temple.
The Jacksonville Florida Temple is currently in the planning stages. No location has been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.