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About Rod L. Meldrum
Rod L. Meldrum is a researcher, author, and national lecturer on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, its historical efficacy, and the scriptural and physical evidences recently discovered indicating North America as the location where its epic history may have played out. His highly-referenced and comprehensive research, as shared in live presentations and educational materials, has created a “swelling movement within the Church…” according to Seth Perry of the Martin Marty Center (the institute for advanced research in all fields of the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School) as published in its April 29, 2010, edition of Sightings.
Brother Meldrum served for seven years as senior scientific researcher on a natural sciences book, was President and CEO of High Country Gourmet, Inc., Orem, Utah, and more recently was Director of Business Development for Interact Medical, a leading LMS (Learning Management System) developer for surgeons and patients in the medical device industry. He and his wife, Tonya, are the parents of four children. Brother Meldrum is a fifth-generation member of the Church, served a mission in Milan, Italy, and has served faithfully in many church leadership callings, most recently Young Men’s President, High Priest Group Instructor, and currently the Sunday School President of his Provo, Utah, Ward.
He began his study of issues surrounding the controversy over DNA and the Book of Mormon in 2003 which led to questioning the origins of proposed geographical settings of the Book of Mormon. In addition he completed an intensive study of the Book of Mormon itself and the historical background and documents associated with it. In 2007, at his own expense, he began sharing his research through numerous free presentations within the Intermountain Region of the United States.
As interest in this research reached the point that it was no longer possible to accommodate all those who wanted to learn more; and, due to the tremendous amount of information to share, it was suggested that the presentation be recorded. The result was the creation of a DVD titled DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography. Brother Meldrum has since given several hundred presentations across the United States and Canada and has shared his research and findings in support of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ with tens of thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His original four-hour DVD, DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography, has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of members of the Church across the country and around the world, receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews. The updated, five-disk DVD series, Book of Mormon Evidence, was released in 2009 and remains the most comprehensive work ever assembled on the subject of Book of Mormon geography in North America. With more than nine hours of information, fourteen interviews with such noted icons as Elder Hartman Rector Jr. (Emeritus General Authority) and Kieth Merrill (award winning filmmaker, including The Testaments and Legacy), together with hours of on-location, high-definition video footage and stunning graphics, this new DVD series, titled simply Book of Mormon Evidence, has become the new standard in Book of Mormon geography research. Watch the DVD series trailer HERE.
Brother Meldrum invited Dr. Bruce Porter, one of the foremost experts in the Church on ancient Semitic languages, to co-author a critically important book which contains the first systematic analysis of the thirty-six prophecies within the text of the Book of Mormon. These prophecies clearly identify its “Promised Land” as the United States of America. The book, titled Prophecies and Promises; The Book of Mormon and the United States of America, forms the basis of this incredibly compelling new research. Download a FREE excerpt HERE.
The need for scholarly research addressing DNA and the Book of Mormon was expressed by thousands who have encountered claims that DNA proves The Book of Mormon to be “false.” Addressing this need, the book Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA demonstrates through peer-reviewed, scientific journals that the latest genetics research not only does not refute the Book of Mormon, but may actually validate its historical efficacy. Download the entire book as a PDF document - FREE HERE.
Brother Meldrum's #1 best-selling LDS book, Exploring the Book of Mormon in America's Heartland, has become the most sought-after book on geography in the Church with over 25,000 copies (as of Aug. 2014) in circulation around the globe. With over 200 full-color pages and spectacular photography, this heirloom-quality book has become the new standard for students of Book of Mormon geography and evidences. Watch the thirty-second introduction HERE. View the book gallery HERE.
The FIRM Foundation (Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism) was founded by Brother Meldrum in 2008 and today has more than 200 board members comprising ten boards and newsletter subscribers exceeding 25,000. It sponsors two International Book of Mormon Evidence Conferences annually with additional regional conferences and events throughout the country and around the world. See the Newsletter Archive HERE.
Nearly all who have seen this new research have expressed tremendous excitement about the information stating that it “just makes sense” intellectually as well as spiritually. You are invited to learn more by exploring our websites as well as the educational materials available in book and video formats. To receive our free newsletters, go to the homepage or click HERE.