President and Sister Eyring

Elder Timothy J. Dyches

General Authority Seventy

Elder Timothy J. Dyches was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013. At the time of his call, he was serving in a ward Young Men presidency. He served as a member of the Europe Area Presidency from August 2013 to August 2016 and is currently serving at Church headquarters as an assistant executive director in the Temple Department.

Elder Dyches attended Brigham Young University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in university studies. He received his medical degree and his specialty training at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1985 he began a private practice performing ear, nose, throat, and head and neck surgery until 2008.

Elder Dyches served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Germany South Mission (1970–1972), high councilor, stake president, temple ordinance worker, Area Seventy, president of the Oregon Portland Mission (2008–2011), and deacons quorum adviser.

Timothy John Dyches was born in Murray, Utah, on January 15, 1951. He married Jill Elizabeth Dudley in April 1974. They are the parents of three children.

Spiritual Preparation

Pre-devotional Discussion: 

After reading the following scriptures, please share your thoughts on the discussion board regarding the questions below. 

Doctrine and Covenants 6:36
Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. 

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 

Daniel 10:12,19
Then said he unto me, fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 

  1. What do you doubt?  What do you fear?  How can you overcome your doubts and fears?
  2. How have the scriptures, or listening to the prophet helped you to overcome your doubts and fears?