New Temple President Called to Baton Rouge Temple before Renovation

Contributed By Church News

  • 18 July 2017

The First Presidency has called the following new temple president and matron. They will begin their service later this year.

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Terrie M. and Robert P. Garrett

Robert Paul Garrett, 63, Waveland Ward, Gulfport Mississippi Stake, called as president of the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple, succeeding President Blair P. Pack. President Garrett’s wife, Terrie Lee Merrill Garrett, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Betty Jane Pack. He serves as a ward clerk and is a former stake president, bishop, stake Young Men counselor, and ward Young Men president. Retired United States Naval officer, he was born in Vallejo, California, to Paul Edwin and Vivian Joy Garrett.

Sister Garrett serves as a Primary teacher and has served as stake and ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, and ward Primary president. Born in Preston, Idaho, to Eugene Bart and Norda Lee Merrill.