Matthew B. Christensen

Matthew B. Christensen or Matt, as he is known to his friends, is passionate about the scriptures, the doctrines of the Restoration, history, and learning and teaching. “I am thrilled to be able to travel with like-minded individuals and share ways our lives intersect and are influenced by the sacred events and scriptures of the Holy Land,” he said.

Professionally he has spent the last decade working for LDS Philanthropies, working with great men and women helping to build the Kingdom. Before that, he taught Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants courses at BYU in the College of Religious Education. His avocation is learning all he can and then finding ways to share that knowledge with others.

He assisted Joseph Fielding McConkie for many years on a dozen books and other research and writing topics. Matt’s first book, The First Vision: A Harmonization of 10 Accounts from the Sacred Grove, was published in 2014 to positive reviews, and was endorsed by Richard L. Bushman, Robert L. Millet, and Richard O. Cowan. His current writing projects include a documentary history of non-canonized revelations of early LDS leaders, a book on priesthood and Church government, a book on the Messiah Ben Joseph, and a new biography of the late LDS apostle, Elder Bruce R. McConkie.

Matt received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from BYU and is preparing to begin a PhD in history. A native of Edmonds, Washington, he and his wife Talia have five amazing children. Matt has served in a variety of callings in the Church including bishop and a stake presidency counselor.


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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