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Mormon temples, like the Dallas Texas Mormon Temple, are Houses of the Lord

Dallas Texas Temple

Presidents

Temple presidents are called to oversee all activities performed at the temple. They serve voluntarily, usually for a period of several years. Following is a list of the current and former presidents of the Dallas Texas Temple.
Temple President Years Served
President John G. Elmer 2016–        
President Collins Bruce Jones 2013–2016
President Robert C. Packard 2010–2013
President Duane B. Gerrard 2007–2010
President Philip H. Besselievre Jr. 2004–2007
President Carwin Y. Peterson 2001–2004
President Frank N. Martino 2000–2001
President Owen D. Jacobsen 1998–2000
President Richard J. Bassett 1995–1998
President L. Lionel Kendrick 1993–1995
President Veigh J. Nielson 1990–1993
President Robert L. McCook Jr. 1987–1990
President Ivan L. Hobson 1984–1987
"To you who are worthy and able to attend the temple, I would admonish you to go often. The temple is a place where we can find peace. There we receive a renewed dedication to the gospel and a strengthened resolve to keep the commandments."
—Thomas S. Monson


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