The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a Jan. 27, 2024, date for the groundbreaking services for the Knoxville Tennessee Temple.
Elder Shayne M. Bowen, a General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America Southeast Area presidency, will preside at the event.
Plans for the Knoxville Tennessee Temple call for a single-story edifice of approximately 30,000 square feet. The location — a 4.99-acre site at 13001 Kingston Pike in Farragut, Tennessee — and site map were released on Oct. 31, 2022, with an exterior rendering published two months later on Dec. 19, 2022. Farragut is a suburb west of the Knoxville city limits.
The temple will be the Church’s third house of the Lord in Tennessee, home to more than 57,000 Church members in over 110 congregations. Dedicated and operating temples are in Nashville and Memphis. Both were dedicated in 2000, with the Memphis temple rededicated in 2019.