South Florida's first Mormon temple to open next year (+ sketch)

by | May. 27, 2013

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Motorists driving on Interstate 75 likely have noticed the large building going up north of Griffin Road.

The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, the first Mormon temple in South Florida, is slated to open early next year on Southwest 154th Avenue in Davie. It's expected to serve 28,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including congregations from Stuart to the Florida Keys, as well as Fort Myers, Naples and the Bahamas.

Jim Robinson, a stake president and regional church leader who presides over 11 congregations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, has seen great growth over the years.

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