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Groundbreaking Set for Fort Worth Texas Temple

Elder Jose L. Alonso will preside at the Fort Worth Texas Temple groundbreaking Oct. 28

Elder Jose L. Alonso, General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America Southwest Area presidency of The Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will preside and offer the dedicatory prayer at the Oct. 28, 2023, groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Worth Texas Temple.

Exterior rendering of the Fort Worth Texas Temple.
 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Fort Worth, Texas, in October 2021 general conference.

The site location and exterior rendering for the Fort Worth Texas Temple were both released on Oct. 31, 2022. Plans calling for a single-story building of approximately 30,000 square feet on a 9.37-acre site southeast of SW Hulen Street and Greenridge Drive in Burleson, Texas. Burleson is a suburb just south of the Fort Worth city limits


More than 378,000 Latter-day Saints comprising nearly 750 congregations reside in Texas. The state has dedicated and operating temples in DallasSan AntonioHouston and Lubbock, with the McAllen Texas Temple scheduled for dedication by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Oct. 8, 2023.

Two other temples have been announced and are still in planning — one for Austin and one for Prosper, in the northern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.

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Original story by Scott Taylor of The Church News.

Additional news featuring the Fort Worth Temple appeared in the Deseret News and the Dallas Express.

By Janene Nielsen

Janene Nielsen is a novelist, freelance journalist and Multi-Stake Public Affairs Assistant Director over Media Relations for the Fort Worth Coordinating Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints