Construction began Saturday on a new building for the Walker Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the existing church property on Highway 395 in Walker.
"This building will be a great blessing to the entire Antelope Valley," said Walker Branch President Jim Hales. "I believe the members of the church and all of the members of the community will feel our heavenly Father's love as this building is constructed and we extend a welcome to all to attend our services."
Stakes and wards have no paid ministry and are operated by member volunteers. The Walker branch is also part of the Reno Temple district where saints participate in eternal ordinances, including marriage.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing churches in the world with membership of more than 13 million. There are more than 100,000 saints in Nevada or about 7.5 percent of the population.