Church and community members now have an idea of what the new Pocatello Idaho Temple will look like after the Church released a rendering on Sept. 6. The image showcases a boxy three-story temple with the traditional Angel Moroni statue atop a center spire.
The temple serves some of the nearly half a million members who live in Idaho, and construction is expected to begin in 2019. Construction is expected to take two to three years.
The temple, announced by President Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2017, during general conference, will be the Gem State's sixth temple. Other temples are located in Boise, Rexburg, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Meridian.
The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was dedicated in 1945 and rededicated on June 4, 2017. Decades later came the Boise temple in 1984. That was followed by the Twin Falls and the Rexburg temples both dedicated in 2008. The Meridian Idaho Temple was dedicated on Nov. 19, 2017.
The building will be located in a new subdivision known as Crestview Estates — Division 2, located east of Satterfield Drive and Butte Street in Pocatello.