About Glenn



Glenn Rawson grew up on a ranch in Idaho. His love of the outdoors carries to this day, and when he has free time he can found outside running, exploring, taking pictures or just taking a deep breath. Professionally, he has been a teacher for nearly 30 years, and that brought him to telling stories. He borrowed his philosophy for telling stories from Abraham Lincoln who said, “They say I tell a great many stories. I reckon I do, but I have learned from long experience that plain people…are more easily influenced through the medium of a broad and humorous illustration than in any other way.”

In 1997, Glenn began telling stories for radio and television. Presently, he can be heard on numerous stations across the western United States, and on the internet.  In 2008, he began working with Dennis Lyman and others on the Joseph Smith Papers and the History of the Saints television shows. Since then, they have produced 250 half-hour documentaries on Latter-day Saint Church history, along with numerous books, DVD’s, and CD’s. They are a busy and prolific team.

Glenn lives in Utah with his wife Debbie. They have seven children and twelve grandchildren. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

8 Responses to About Glenn

  1. Lorene Putnam says:

    Look forward to watching & listening to Glenn Rawson on the BYU channel on LDS
    historical topics, especially pertaining to the Book of Mormon.

  2. Larry Staker says:

    Just read your book “Signs, Wonders, and Miracles”. It is an amazing book.
    It fills in a lot of cracks and helps the reader understand the early church days…wonderful.
    I have several documented incredible ancestor stores that could be a big part of your next book if you want. Please, just let me know.

    • Glenn Rawson says:


      Thank you for reaching out. I apologize for the delayed response. Glenn has been doing some educational work and tours recently, but as soon as he returns from Antarctica at the end of February I will have him reach out to you.

      Thank you,
      Hannah Rawson

  3. Dee says:

    Hi Glenn,
    I am sure in your research for the Joseph Smith papers you have ran across papers saying that Joseph had more than one wife. We have a daughter that has a concern with the church stand on polygamy and why Joseph would take on additional wives. Also she is not certain that there is a prophet today. I know that Amos 3;7 speaks of the importance of a prophet, her concern is why God speaks to one today when he could talk to his people directly (like Moses,Noah, etc) Help!!!!!!!!!!!!:)Dee

    • Glenn Rawson says:


      Thank you for reaching out. Glenn is currently out of the country, but he returns from Antarctica at the end of the month. I will pass this along to him and have him reply upon his return.

      Thank you,
      Hannah Rawson

  4. Don says:

    Which do you support the Heartland Book of Mormon or Mesoamerican Book of Mormon?

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