The first Mormon temple in South Florida is scheduled to open this spring in Davie to serve the region’s growing Mormon population.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ membership in South Florida has almost doubled in the last six years, to around 25,000, according to church officials.
All those Mormons have had to go to Orlando or farther to hold important religious ceremonies, like marriage, performed in a temple.
Tony Burns is a local church representative. He says the new temple’s architecture features South Florida’s natural environment.