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The Utah Christian Research Center: A Resource in the SL Valley

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Listen to 3 episodes of Viewpoint on Mormonism that aired the last week of November 2023 as Bill and Eric describe their dreams and the realization that the building belongs to MRM.

Mormonism Reserach Ministry purchased the first floor of a two-story commerical building on August 1, 2023, which is housing the Utah Christian Research Center (UCRC). The total square footage is 2300 square feet. It opened on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.


Our hours are:

Wednesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Features of the Utah Christian Research Center

  • A bookstore offering a variety of Christian books as well as books discussing Mormonism from both a Christian and scholarly perspective
  • A research library containing a variety of resources
  • Displays on the Bible, including biblical archaeology and the history of the English Bible
  • Displays on Mormon events, including the translation of the Book of Mormon and the Book of Abraham
  • A classroom where we can host speaking events beginning in 2024. (For more what we hope to do, please click here.)

This center is located directly between Provo (BYU) and Salt Lake City (church administrative offices) on the I-15. A total of 70% of everyone who lives in Utah is within one hour of this facility.


579 W. Galena Park Place, Draper. You can just type in “Utah Christian Research Center” into Google Maps and it will take you right there. Enter through the glass door around the left side of the building.

Summer Saturday Morning Teaching Sessions

These sessions on Saturday mornings  (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) will take place at the Utah Christian Research Center in Draper, UT. Apologists and pastors will address  a variety of topics. Q&A will be available. Notice: We have 35 seats, which will be available on a first come first serve basis.

June 1: Pastor Jim Caitlin (Main Street Church, Brigham City) “Missionary 911: Being Prepared when the Missionaries Come to your Door”

June 8: Dr./Pastor Loren Pankratz (Bridge Community, Centerville): “Joseph Smith’s Most Important Sermons: The King Follett Discourse and the Sermon in the Grove”

June 15: Dr./Pastor Ed Romine (First Baptist Church of Provo): “What Every Christian ought to know about the ‘Prince of Preachers’–Charles Spurgeon”

Special Speaker Andrew Rappaport from Striving for Eternity will give a special 3-day conference:

Thursday, June 20:

10 a.m.: “Can We Trust the Bible?”

12 pm: “The Uniqueness of Christianity”

6:30 p.m.: “The Trinity is a Solution to a Problem”

Friday, June 21:

10 a.m.: “The Roman Catholic Church”

12 p.m.: “How to Defend the Christian Faith”

6:30 p.m.: “The Deity of Christ”

Saturday, June 22:

9 a.m.: “The Dangers of Social Justice”

11 a.m.: “Ambassador Evangelism”

June 29: Doris Hanson (host of “Polygamy: What Love is this?”): “Polygamy and Utah: Why These Sects Continue to Flourish”

JULY 6: OFF for July 4th week

July 13: Dr./Pastor Matt Emadi (Crossroads Church, Sandy)i: “The Royal Priest and Psalm 110”

July 20: Aaron Shafovaloff (associate, MRM): “The Council of Nicaea and the Nicene Creed”

July 27: Dr./Pastor Jared Jenkins (Risen Life Church, Salt Lake City): “The Book of Isaiah: Pathway to Transformation”

The first floor of this builidng in Draper, UT is just a mile off the I-15 freeway (12300 S. exit.)

Donations accepted

If you would like to help us with the many expenses we have incurred, please visit and choose to either send a check or use a credit card. Include a note that the donation is for the facility. Our mailing address is

Mormonism Research Ministry PO Box 1746 Draper, UT 84020-1746

Common Questions Answered

What is the business plan for the UCRC? Answer. Click here

Does my donation go straight to this project? Answer: If you specifiy that your donation is for the UCRC, it 100% goes to that fund.

If I donate to UCRC, is it tax-deductible? Answer: Yes, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. You will receive a receipt for your donation.

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