Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Temple dedication & groundbreaking

  • From left, Jeffery Pizzino, Katherine Montierth and her husband, Don Montierth

  • From left, Eric and Joni Olsen and Kristi Olsen

  • From left, Jennifer Handy, Lisa Burcham and Lynn Beal

  • From left, Jean Connatser, Larry and Toni Sparks, and Carolyn Purcell

  • Aubrey and Jack Kelly

  • Pam and David Delk

  • Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, left, and Elder Shayne M. Bowen

  • Wanas Martin

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregation celebrated the dedication and groundbreaking of its Knoxville Tennessee Temple Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27.

Before ground was broken, church members plus local, state and federal government officials gathered at Knoxville Tennessee Stake Center, 11837 Grigsby Chapel Road in Farragut, for a dedication ceremony before a select few attended the groundbreaking.

Photos by Tammy Cheek