At the conclusion of the open house, the temple will be formally rededicated on Sunday, May 19, 2019, by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church. Attendance to the rededication session will be by invitation.
The Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple was originally dedicated July 30, 2000, by President James E. Faust, then second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church. It was closed on October 15, 2017, for an extensive renovation project.
Worldwide there are more than 200 temples operating, announced or under construction. The Oklahoma City Oklahoma temple serves Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints differ from the meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism, and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside, members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to serve Jesus Christ and their fellowman.