While participating in the open house of the iconic Washington D.C. Temple, Batchlor Johnson IV looked into a camera and enthusiastically spoke about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“There's nothing in the world that can convince me that the Church isn't true, nothing that can convince me that God doesn't exist,” he said.
Attending a session of the temple open house for social media influencers, Batchlor also shared his sentiments about the temple on TikTok and Instagram. This Church News video, titled “Come Find Out,” features Batchlor’s testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ.
With its six golden spires reaching heavenward above the Capital Beltway, the Washington D.C. Temple has stood as an iconic landmark for a half-century. Seen by millions, the temple is used by radio personalities to pinpoint traffic issues in the area. The 156,558-square-foot edifice sits on 52 acres and is clad with Alabama white marble.
It is the Church’s 16th in operation and the first built in the Eastern United States; it closed in 2018 so crews could update mechanical and electrical systems, refresh finishes and furnishings, and improve the grounds. Church leaders opened the doors to the temple in April, inviting government and religious leaders and the community an opportunity to look inside.
Being in the temple “gives you a better sense of who you are and, yeah, everything just makes sense,” said Batchlor.
Read more coverage of the Washington D.C. Temple
- About the Washington D.C. Temple, plus the dedicatory prayer
- Washington D.C. Temple open house extended, rededication date rescheduled
- In exclusive national interview, Elder Bednar calls Washington D.C. Temple a place of light, of peace
- See photographs of the inside of the Washington D.C. Temple
- What the Church did to restore, refurbish the Washington D.C. Temple and why it matters
- Video: How temple visitors are finding stillness, peace in the nation’s capital
- Video: Elder Bednar asks, why are we surprised by today’s youth
- Elder Bednar writes about the Washington D.C. Temple, answers questions about why it exists
- Reverse Open House Series: How a temple open house inspired visits to other faiths’ sacred sites, events
- Welcoming media – traditional and social – to the Washington D.C. Temple
- What those who visit are saying at the Washington D.C. Temple