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Mormon temples, like the Mesa Arizona Mormon Temple, are Houses of the Lord

Mesa Arizona 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 Mesa Arizona Temple.
Temple President Years Served
President Kenneth M. Smith 2017–        
President J Brent Hatch 2014–2017
President R. Gordon Porter 2011–2014
President Daryl H. Garn 2009–2011
President Ezra T. Clark Jr. 2006–2009
President Albert Choules Jr. 2003–2006
President John R. Peterson 2000–2003
President L. Kenyon Udall 1997–2000
President E. Widtsoe Shumway 1994–1997
President John H. Tanner 1991–1994
President Nephi S. Allen 1988–1991
President LeRoy Layton 1985–1988
President L. Harold Wright 1980–1985
President Junius E. Driggs 1975–1980
President C. Bryant Whiting 1970–1975
President Jesse M. Smith 1963–1970
President J. Robert Price 1960–1963
President Arwell L. Pierce 1953–1960
President Harry L. Payne 1944–1953
President Charles Pugh 1940–1944
President Charles R. Jones 1934–1940
President David K. Udall 1927–1934
"The temple is concerned with things of immortality. It is a bridge between this life and the next. All of the ordinances that take place in the house of the Lord are expressions of our belief in the immortality of the human soul."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

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