Lyle Jeffs

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Lyle Jeffs
Nationality American
Known for FLDS involvement
Religion Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Parents Rulon Jeffs and Marilyn Steed
Relatives Brothers Warren, Seth, Nephi;
nephew Brent W. Jeffs

Lyle Jeffs is the special counselor and brother to Warren Jeffs, and a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly referred to as the FLDS Church.[1][2]

Jeffs was the FLDS bishop for both Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona.[3] According to The Salt Lake Tribune, he was removed from office in 2012.[4]

Jeffs is also the uncle of author and ex-FLDS member Brent W. Jeffs and son of Rulon Jeffs.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dobner, Jennifer (April 22, 2011). "New FLDS commerce filings support Warren Jeffs presidency". The Deseret News. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jeffs' brother will take over: Ex-FLDS member". CBS News. August 5, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "FLDS bishops take appeal to Utah Supreme Court". The Deseret News. Associated Press. November 30, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Whitehurst, Lindsay (April 27, 2012). "Reports: Warren Jeffs boots brother from polygamous sect's pulpit". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jeffs, Brent W. (2009). Lost Boy. New York: Broadway Books. ISBN 0767931777. 
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints titles
Preceded by
Rulon T. Jeffs
Prophet
Warren Jeffs

2002 – present
With: Disputed interruptions by:
Lyle Jeffs (designated acting president)
William E. Jessop (once momentarily successor)
Merril Jessop (once de facto head)
Wendell L. Nielsen (one time head of temporal affairs)
Succeeded by
incumbent
Warren Jeffs