Glenn Jay Rawson has been the writer and co-producer for the television documentary series entitled “History of the Saints”. He has also written and co-produced the television documentary series called “The Joseph Smith Papers”. These programs are broadcast on many TV and radio stations in the intermountain west, including KSL-TV, and worldwide on BYU-TV. He travels extensively interviewing scholars and researching the original documents that tell the story of the early history of the Latter-Day Saints. The “JSP” and “History of the Saints” seasons 1 and 2 are available on DVD at local bookstores. Many of these are also found on iTunes as podcasts. Documentaries on the Mormon Battalion and other projects are in various stages of production.
For the past 17 years, Glenn has written and told over 500 inspirational stories for many “Sounds of Sunday” radio programs broadcast far and wide. His Books “In The Midst Of Thee” volumes 1 and 2 are a collection of some of these stories. He has also produced and sold CD’s on topics such as prayer, freedom, and inspiration.
Glenn is a gifted teacher and fireside speaker. He has traveled extensively for “Especially For Youth” and “Best of EFY” programs as a speaker and session director. He has been a presenter at Education Week and Know Your Religion. Glenn joined the LDS Church at age 18 and served a full-time mission to Des Moines, Iowa. He is now a tour director and educator for “Fun For Less Tours”.
Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Range Science from Brigham Young University, a masters in Educational Administration from Idaho State University, and doctoral studies in Political Science and Constitutional Studies from Idaho State University. He has a love of America and has studied US history and the founding fathers. He has co-written a stage production entitled “Give Me Liberty that tells the story of America’s freedom.
Raised on a ranch in Idaho, Glenn enjoys the great outdoors, early morning running, any kind of exercise, camping with his family, reading and researching, cooking scones, donuts, and homemade bread, cross-country skiing, identifying plants and animals, and has a love for all people. He has served 7 years as a nursery leader, worked with the handicapped for many years, and has held many other callings. Glenn and his wife Debra are the parents of 7 children and a growing number of adorable grand-children.