Announcement of the Roanoke Virginia TemplePresident Russell M. Nelson
, 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced
the Roanoke Virginia Temple on Oct. 1, 2023, during the Sunday afternoon session of October 2023 general conference
. A third house of the Lord for this eastern coastal state
was among 20 announced
worldwide during this general conference.
When the Church announced a temple for Roanoke, “A lot of tears came,” said Sybil Adams
of the Buena Vista 1st Ward, Buena Vista Virginia Stake. “It’s just such a wonderful thing to have a house of the Lord so close.”
Adams and her husband have been workers in the Richmond Virginia Temple
, a two-hour drive. Before that, they drove even farther, to the Washington D.C. Temple
. A one-hour drive to Roanoke will be simpler for everyone, including her mother and the youth, Adams added
Hearing a house of the Lord announced for Roanoke caused Adams to reflect
on watching the Church grow here from a small branch to a large presence.
“We know the blessings that come from the temple,” she said. “We see it every day in our lives, and we are just so incredibly grateful that Heavenly Father has inspired our Prophet, President Nelson, to give us that direction and tell us that we are going to have a temple in Roanoke.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouVHuA_7wfs
The Roanoke Virginia Temple was announced
by Church President Russell M. Nelson
on Oct. 1, 2023. Details about the temple’s groundbreaking have not yet been released.
Architecture and Design of the Roanoke Virginia Temple
The Roanoke Virginia Temple
will be built in or near Roanoke, in Southwest Virginia. The site location and architectural rendering have not yet been released.