Dr. Henry ''Hank'' Smith

Dr. Henry ''Hank'' Smith

John Bytheway

John Bytheway

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followHIM Podcast

Welcome to followHIM, a weekly podcast dedicated to helping individuals and families with their Come Follow Me study. We are Hank Smith and John Bytheway. We love to learn. We love to laugh. We want to learn and laugh with you as together we followHIM.

John Bytheway

John Bytheway

About FollowHim

Do you ever feel that preparing for your weekly Come, Follow Me lesson falls short? Join hosts Hank Smith and John Bytheway as they interview experts to make your study for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Come, Follow Me course not only enjoyable but original and educational. If you are looking for resources to make your study fresh, faithful, and fun–no matter your age–then join us every Sunday.

Follow Him is produced by Steve and Shannon Sorensen.

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Joseph’s months in Liberty Jail were some of the most difficult yet provided the most sublime, oft-quoted, and transcendent sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Dr. Alexander Baugh returns to share the background to these sections and the historical context to Joseph’s incarceration, the Battle of Crooked River, and Haun’s Mill in Part 1 of this special three-part episode.

Meet The Hosts

Dr. Henry ''Hank'' Smith

Dr. Henry ''Hank'' Smith

Dr. Hank grew up surrounded by red cliffs in St. George, Utah. He earned a Master’s Degree from Utah State University and a PhD from BYU where he now works as an Assistant Professor. In addition to his work in consulting companies and school districts, Dr. Hank speaks for school assemblies around the country. Dr. Hank has also authored many books and talks on CDs and digital media with Covenant Communications. Dr. Hank and his wife, Sara, currently live in Mapleton, Utah where they love to hike and camp. Dr. Hank says that, “Sara is a miracle, she knows everything about me and still loves me.” They have 5 incredibly adorable children who got their looks from their mother. Hank enjoys the Utah Jazz. No, he REALLY enjoys the Utah Jazz. He also runs marathons and enjoys eating out, which is why he runs marathons.

John Bytheway was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and he served his mission in the Philippines. Following his mission, he attended the University of Utah and later graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree. He was awarded a master’s degree from BYU in Religious Education. John has taught the Book of Mormon at Brigham Young University and the BYU Salt Lake Center since 1996. . He is the author of more than two dozen books and CDs, many of which, he says, are effective non-prescription sleep-aids. John and his wife, Kim, have six children and a completely full SUV, which doubles in value when it’s full of gasoline.

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Episode one Friday at 6:00 pm MST. Episode two Saturday 6:00 pm MST.

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The Follow Him Podcast with Hank Smith and John Bytheway is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The opinions expressed on episodes represent the views of the guest and podcasters alone.