It presents the embodiment of the Latter-day Saint local lifestyle, attitude and world view, featuring inspirational people to meet, interesting places to go, thriving businesses to patronize, exciting events to attend, and fulfilling service opportunities in which to engage in the East Phoenix, Arizona, USA Valley. The current president is Kenneth M Smith (2017–). On 13 November 2010 ground was broken for the Gilbert Arizona Temple, the fourth in Arizona. At the request of President Thomas S. Monson, the first dedicatory session was offered by President Henry B. Eyring, then first counselor in the First Presidency. Referring to April General Conference, he says, “We were encouraged to ‘remember’ our temple commitments and promises.”, “And,” he adds, “the best way to ‘remember’ is to come often and ‘review.’ We are thrilled with the numbers of patrons who are doing just that, and we invite all within and outside of the temple district to take advantage of this marvelous blessing.”. The announcement of the temple on April 26, 2008 came concurrently with the Gila Valley Arizona Temple and were the first new temples announced after Thomas S. Monson assumed responsibilities as LDS Church president. Gordon Jeffrey Hall, 67, Corona 2nd Ward, Tempe Arizona South Stake, called as president of the Gilbert Arizona Temple, succeeding President Alyn M. McClure. 1 Stake History 1.1 2007 New Stake Presidency 2 Maricopa County Home Centered Church Opportunities 3 Gilbert Arizona Temple 4 See Also 5 References GILBERT ARIZONA STAKE: (June 24, 2007) President Kevin Miller Ballard, 52, network engineer at IBM, succeeding John Wootton Lewis; wife, Mary Rosell Ballard. In addition to serving with her husband in the Philippines Manila Mission, Sister LeSueur has been a stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, stake and ward music chairman and organist. On 13 November 2010 ground was broken for the Gilbert Arizona Temple, the fourth in Arizona. The temple for Gila Valley will serve Thatcher and Safford, the area where President Kimball was born and raised. We will send you your first issue and an invoice for your subscription: New Gilbert Temple Presidency Leads with Love and Dedication, Time to Blossom Young Women’s Conference Offers Overnight Attendance Option, Angels We Have Heard On High! From the days of the Old Testament, the Lord has commanded His people to build temples—sacred structures where He could teach, guide, and bless them. USA. President LeSueur says he, too, has been inspired by the love and dedication to the temple demonstrated by Arizona Latter-day Saints. President Monson still presided at the dedication. There were only 9 men and 10 women in attendance. They also served as president and matron of the Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Gilbert Arizona Temple. 3301 S. Greenfield Rd. In four of the six Arizona missions, new mission presidencies and their wives were called earlier this year and began their service July 31. Following is a list of the current and former presidents of the Gilbert Arizona Temple. Following is a list of the current and former presidents of the Gilbert Arizona Temple. Church President Thomas S. Monson announced the temple on April 28, 2008, and ground was broken Nov. 30, 2010. The Gilbert Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be formally dedicated Sunday, March 2. © 1998–2021 ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org. He continues, “There will never be in this part of the Valley a greater tribute to the faith of men and women, deceased and living, nor a greater blessing to their posterity than this Holy House. Oct 4, 2017 - Explore Lovell Family's board "Gilbert Temple" on Pinterest. Phone Number: 1-480-584-6315 Mission President: President Richard W. Wheeler PHASE 2: TEMPLE OPEN FOR LIVING ORDINANCES ONLY—Based on First Presidency direction, this temple has resumed limited operations. Enter your name, email address, and physical address. The temple is near the intersection of Pecos and Greenfield roads in a rapidly growing part of the southeast Phoenix … You know, there are two new temples for Arizona, and I really should be excited for both new locations, but I’m most excited for the Gilbert Temple. [ 1][ 2][ 3] “This Temple is a tribute to every, God-loving, commandment-keeping, tithe-paying Saint in this community. Alyn Michael McClure, 68, Ranch Ward, Queen Creek Arizona Stake, called as president of the Gilbert Arizona Temple, succeeding President David E. LeSueur.