Tim Taggart

Tim Taggart has been a pioneer in LDS travel pretty much from the beginning of the industry, traveling to the lands of the scriptures in the Middle East and Europe the first time in 1981 and conducting tours since 1983.

He was born and grew up in Cache Valley, Utah and served his first mission in Australia. He received a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Utah State University with a career goal to become a master teacher'. He began his teaching career in the LDS Church seminary program, completing a master's degree in instructional technology from USU at the same time. His teaching career changed course in 1982 when he and the family came to Salt Lake City to work for the Church producing media. The new focus was to teach through the technology of visual and audio media to a worldwide audience.

Tim has retired as a director for the Audio-visual Department of the Church for which he worked for over 20 years. Over the course of his career he had the responsibility for production of General Conference, the Church Satellite System, film and video production, and global media. He also was in charge of overseeing the media for the international areas of the Church and worldwide language production. After serving as Stake President, he was called with his wife Gloria to serve as Mission President of the England Bristol Mission from 1997 to 2000. Since his retirement, he is currently teaching Religion to Adult Education classes.

Tim has traveled to nearly every area of the world, professionally and as a tour guide. Needless to say  he has a great love for travel, exploring the various regions of the world, learning of their cultures and photo journaling his experiences! His love of teaching has shown while he has conducted dozens of tours to Church History, Holy Land and Book of Mormon sites.

He and his wife Gloria are the parents of two children and three grandchildren.


We loved the intimate group size of the tour. The great tour planning, preparations and time management of the days to make sure nothing was missed. We didn’t just see the world, we learned why it’s important and made new lifelong friends along the way. We loved all the information Tim Taggart provided to us when he was teaching the stories and lessons from the Bible.
-Richard and Sharon West/Israel Fall 2016

Best vacation I’ve ever had, really the fulfilment of a whole life dream. Everything was amazing, especially Tim Taggart and the local guides. We especially enjoyed the information that was spiritual in nature.
Rick and Nancy Ardmore/Israel Fall 2016

This tour brought both the old and new testaments to life in real, tangible ways. We loved the in depth experience of the sites, the history and culture of the bible we got to experience. The combination of the local guides that was highlighted by Tim Taggart with the LDS perspective brought all the sites alive. We appreciated the organization and scheduling of our itinerary that put us ahead of the crowds so we could see more. It was fun souvenir shopping for items mentioned in the bible.
David and Amanda Wilding/Israel Fall 2016

This was the best tour I’ve ever been on!! It was simply amazing, heart opening and beautiful. It’s difficult to narrow down what was the best but I loved the guides(Tim Taggart), the people and size of our group, the cuisines and learning opportunities we had.
Sylvie Fae/Israel Fall 2016