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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2023 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart from 2,179
2023 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

2023 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey from 3,019
2023 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey

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

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration15 days 14 nights

2023 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey from 1,899
2023 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

2023 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart from 3,799
2023 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

2023 Celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land with Patrick Degn from 2,699
2023 Celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land with Patrick Degn

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Nazareth; Banias; Capernaum; Jerusalem; Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 10 nights

2023 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry from 2,669
2023 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Nazareth; Galilee; Capernaum; Qumran; Jerusalem; Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2023 Church History Tour with Alex Baugh from 1,359
2023 Church History Tour with Alex Baugh

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration6 days 5 nights

2023 Church History Tour with Gerrit and Angie Dirkmaat from 1,719
2023 Church History Tour with Gerrit and Angie Dirkmaat

DestinationBaltimore, MD; Gettysburg, PA; Harmony, PA; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration7 days 6 nights

2023 Dave & Deb Z104 Mexican Riviera Cruise from 679
2023 Dave & Deb Z104 Mexican Riviera Cruise

DestinationLos Angeles, CA; Fun Day at Sea; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Category:  Cruises

Duration8 days 7 nights

2023 Early Fall Holy Land Tour with Dann Hone with Optional Jordan Pre Tour from 2,995
2023 Early Fall Holy Land Tour with Dann Hone with Optional Jordan Pre Tour

DestinationTel Aviv; Galilee; Nazareth; Capernaum; Jericho; Dead Sea; Bethlehem; Jerusalem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights