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