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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.

Winter 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; several will speak about their recently published books, which will be available in the bookstore after that session. Q&A will be available.

Notice: We have 35 seats, which will be available on a first  come first served basis.

February 10: Pastor / Dr. Loren Pankratz: “LDS Grace?”

Loren is the senior pastor at The Bridge Community, Centerville, UT

February 17: Matt Slick: “What Does It Take to Defend the Christian Faith?”

Matt is the founder and president of

February 24: Sandra Tanner / Dr. Ron Huggins: Book “Lighthouse–the Tanner biography”

Sandra is the founder of Utah Lighthouse Ministry and the author of many books. Ron is a researcher and former professor as well as the author of Lighthouse.

March 2: Chip Thompson: Book “Witness to Mormons in Love

Chip founded the Solid Rock Cafe in Ephraim, UT.

March 9: Aaron Bair: Book “Joyful Outpost: Exploring the Household Economy of the Beavers from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Aaron is a high school teacher of English in Utah

March 16: Pastor / Dr. Ross  Anderson: Book “Responding to the Mormon Missionary Message

Ross is the teaching pastor at Alpine Church and is the founder of Utah Advance    Ministries. He has authored several books

March 23: Make up day (if snow cancels any of the above sessions)

March 30: Pastor / Dr. Matt Emadi: Book: How Can I Serve My Church?”

Matt is the senior pastor at Crossroads Church in Sandy, UT

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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