McAllen Texas Temple
On 5 October 2020, 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 McAllen Texas Temple.
The McAllen Texas Temple will be a 29,732 square foot single-story building with a central spire. A meetinghouse of over 19,000 square feet will be constructed adjacent to the temple, featuring space for three wards, a Stake suite, mission offices, and a distribution center. The temple will have two ordinance rooms (stationary) and two sealing rooms.
On 11 December 2019, the location of the McAllen Texas Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on a 10.6-acre field located northwest of the intersection of Second Street and West Trenton Road on the north side of McAllen, Texas.
On 28 August 2020, an official exterior rendering of the McAllen Texas Temple was released.
This will be the fifth temple built in the state of Texas. The others are in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio. In 1990, there were more than 154,000 Latter-day Saints in the state. Today, Texas is home to over 350,000 members of the Church.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for McAllen Texas Temple Announced
Elder Art Rascon, an Area Seventy, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the McAllen Texas Temple in November 2020.
Due to local government social distancing guidelines, attendance at the groundbreaking ceremonies is by invitation only. Photos and video of the event will be available to the media and public on Newsroom after the groundbreaking services.