Craig Manscill

Dr. Craig K. Manscill is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He has served as a religious educator for forty-years—twenty-two years with Seminaries and Institutes (S&I) and eighteen years with BYU. In 2009-10 he served on the faculty of the BYU Jerusalem Near Eastern Studies Program where he directed students in their studies and travels throughout Israel, Egypt, and Jordon.   While living in Israel he served in the Israel District Presidency interacting with members and leaders of other churches.

He and his wife Jana have traveled to and directed tours to Israel, Jordon, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, the South Pacific, and LDS Church historical sites. At BYU he has researched and published numerous articles and books in nineteenth century Church history including a brief history of the LDS Church in Illinois, 1830-1839. With S&I he served as an instructor, coordinator, curriculum writer and manager of Institute curriculum. Concurrently with S&I and under the direction of the LDS Church he jointly authored the publication Our Heritage, and served as chair of the Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society series of Presidents of the Church for the presidents Brigham Young, Joseph F. Smith, and Harold B. Lee manuals. His current research focuses on the Hyrum Smith Papers project, Pacific LDS history and the life of John the Baptist. The past four summers he has served as co-director of the Church History and Nauvoo Studies program for BYU undergraduate students.

He is married to Jana Lee Hancey of Ogden, Utah they are the parents of eight children and they reside in Utah County in the community of Lindon.

Craig Manscill's Current Tours:


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2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart from 2,079
2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey from 1,699
2022 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey

DestinationBoston, MA; Boothbay Harbor, Maine West Lebanon, NH; Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY Fayette: Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration9 days 8 nights

2022 Best of Israel Holy Land Tour with Scot and Maurine Proctor from 2,988
2022 Best of Israel Holy Land Tour with  Scot and Maurine Proctor

DestinationTel Aviv; Nazareth; Galilee; Masada; Jerusalem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2022 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart from N/A
2022 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationAmman, Jordan; Petra, Jordan; Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Sea of Galilee; Mt. Tabor; Masada;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration16 days 15 nights

2022 Egypt Discovery Tour including Nile Cruise with Tim Taggart from 2,449
2022 Egypt Discovery Tour including Nile Cruise with Tim Taggart

DestinationCairo; Nile River;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration8 days 7 nights

2022 Fall Conference Church History tour with Tim Taggart from 2,179
2022 Fall Conference Church History tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Fayette: Susquehanna River; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Independence, MO: Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration10 days 9 nights

2022 Fall Foliage Canada and New England with Doug Wright from 699
2022 Fall Foliage Canada and New England with Doug Wright

DestinationBoston, MA; Portland, Maine; Day at Sea - Atlantic Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine;

Category:  Cruises

Duration8 days 7 nights

2022 Fall Holy Land Scripture Discovery Tour with Joel Judd from 3,598
2022 Fall Holy Land Scripture Discovery Tour with Joel Judd

DestinationTel Aviv; Haifa; Sea of Galilee; Galilee; Jericho; Jerusalem; Nebi Samwil Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration14 days 13 nights

2022 Holy Land Tour with Ron Bartholomew from 2,790
2022 Holy Land Tour with Ron Bartholomew

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Capernaum; Galilee; Mt. Tabor; Masada; Jerusalem; Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2022 Magic of Ireland Tour with Mark Faldmo from 2,479
2022 Magic of Ireland Tour with Mark Faldmo

DestinationDublin, Ireland Killarney, Ireland Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Galway, Ireland

Category:  Europe

Duration8 days 7 nights