President John Taylor Crossword

You can learn about President John Taylor, the third President of the Church, by doing this crossword puzzle. Read the clues, then fill in the puzzle by choosing the correct answer from the box below.

Crossword puzzle



Parley P. Pratt




pocket watch

public speaking






  1. 2.

    Aurelia Spencer Rogers and Eliza R. Snow started this organization for boys and girls with the blessing of President John Taylor.

  2. 3.

    Elder Taylor dressed like a gentleman. He always wore highly polished __________.

  3. 5.

    While teaching the gospel in France, Elder Taylor supervised the publication of a special Book of Mormon translation—the verses were written in French on one side of the page, and in this language on the other.

  4. 6.

    Because he was well-educated, he was asked to be the ______________ of several newspapers that would help people understand the Church.

  5. 8.

    One of his talents was ____________ _______________. He could keep a crowd’s attention for three hours at a time.

  6. 9.

    Before joining the Church, he became a ________________ for the Methodist Church. He taught about Jesus Christ and the scriptures without getting paid.


  1. 1.

    Elder John Taylor was in Carthage Jail with the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum when they were killed by a mob. Even though Elder Taylor was shot five times and badly wounded, he was saved from death when his ___________ ________ stopped a bullet aimed at his chest.

  2. 2.

    This man came to Canada and taught the gospel to John and his wife, Leonora.

  3. 4.

    As a young man, he was apprenticed to a woodworker and learned to make beautiful _________________.

  4. 7.

    Unlike the other Presidents of the Church, President Taylor was not born in the United States. He was born in _________________.


Across—(2) Primary, (3) boots, (5) German, (6) editor, (8) public speaking, (9) preacher. Down—(1) pocket watch, (2) Parley P. Pratt, (4) furniture, (7) England.

Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Pictures

Find the picture for the missing word in each of these scriptures from the Doctrine and Covenants, then put the correct letter in the blank. If you need help, look up the scripture.

Scripture pictures
  1. 1.

    “For my soul delighteth in the song of the ________; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me” (D&C 25:12).

  2. 2.

    “And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best _______ words of wisdom, seek learning by study and also by faith” (D&C 109:7).

  3. 3.

    “But before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the ________” (D&C 49:24).

  4. 4.

    “Behold, the great day of the Lord is at hand; and who can abide the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fuller’s ________; and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver” (D&C 128:24).

  5. 5.

    “[The Lord’s] eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the ________; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters” (D&C 110:3).

  6. 6.

    “Therefore, be ye as wise as __________ and yet without sin; and I will order all things for your good, as fast as ye are able to receive them” (D&C 111:11).

  7. 7.

    “Every herb in the season thereof, and every ________ in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving” (D&C 89:11).

  8. 8.

    “And then they shall look for me, and, behold, I will come; and they shall see me in the ________ of heaven, clothed with power and great glory; with all the holy angels” (D&C 45:44).

  9. 9.

    “And if your ________ be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you” (D&C 88:67).

  10. 10.

    “And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my ________, wherefore, again I will stand upon it” (D&C 38:17).

  11. 11.

    “Taking the _________of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” (D&C 27:17).

  12. 12.

    “For verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape; and there is no eye that shall not see, neither _______ that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated” (D&C 1:2).


(1) h, (2) b, (3) g, (4) e, (5) a, (6) j, (7) d, (8) i, (9) c, (10) l, (11) f, (12) k.

Presidents of the Church Maze

To find and learn the names of the Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order, start with Joseph Smith and follow the unblocked path to the second Church President. Then go back to where you came out and follow the unblocked path to the third president. Keep doing this until you reach President Gordon B. Hinckley at the top of the steeple. Note: the paths to the Presidents never cross over each other.

1. Joseph Smith

6. Joseph F. Smith

11. Harold B. Lee

2. Brigham Young

7. Heber J. Grant

12. Spencer W. Kimball

3. John Taylor

8. George Albert Smith

13. Ezra Taft Benson

4. Wilford Woodruff

9. David O. McKay

14. Howard W. Hunter

5. Lorenzo Snow

10. Joseph Fielding Smith

15. Gordon B. Hinckley