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Mormon temples, like the Washington D.C. Mormon Temple, are Houses of the Lord

Washington D.C. 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 Washington D.C. Temple.
Temple President Years Served
President Kent W. Colton 2014–        
President Brian C. Swinton 2011–2014
President Earl C. Tingey 2008–2011
President F. Melvin Hammond 2005–2008
President J. Edward Scholz 2002–2005
President Sterling D. Colton 1999–2002
President Earl J. Roueche 1996–1999
President Ralph O. Bradley 1993–1996
President David S. King 1990–1993
President Thomas G. Bell 1988–1990
President Robert W. Barker 1986–1988
President Franklin D. Richards 1983–1986
President Wendell G. Eames 1978–1983
President Edward E. Drury 1974–1978
"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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