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]


  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
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
Warren Jeffs