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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 that have recently been 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 Mary Center which is the institute for advanced research in all fields of the study of religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School as published in their publication, Sightings 4/29/10. Click HERE to read the article.
Brother Meldrum served as senior scientific researcher for 7 years on a natural sciences book, was President and CEO of High Country Gourmet, Inc. in 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 teenage 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, recently Young Men’s President and currently High Priest Group instructor of his Provo, Utah ward.
He began his study of issues surrounding the controversy over DNA and the Book of Mormon in 2003 which lead to questioning the origins of proposed geographical settings of the Book of Mormon. In addition he completed intensive study of the Book of Mormon itself and the historical background and documents associated with it. In 2007 he began sharing his research in numerous free presentations done at his own expense within the Intermountain Region of the United States.
Interest in the research reached a point that it was no longer possible to accommodate all those who wanted to learn more and combined with the tremendous amount of information to share, it was suggested that the presentation be recorded, resulting in creation of a DVD titled “DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography. Brother Meldrum has since given hundreds of presentations across the United States and has spoken to many thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on his findings in support of the truthfulness of Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
His original four-hour DVD, DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography, has now been seen by many tens of thousands of members of the Church across the country and around the world, receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews. His 5 disk DVD series was released in 2009 which is still the most comprehensive work ever assembled on the subject of Book of Mormon geography in North America. With over 9 hours of information, 14 interviews with such noted icons as Elder Hartman Rector Jr (Emeritus General Authority), and Kieth Merrill (Award Winning Film Maker, 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.
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 36 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. The need for scholarly information relating to DNA or genetics and the Book of Mormon was expressed by thousands who have encountered anti-Mormon claims that have been made that DNA proves the Book of Mormon ‘false.’ Addressing this need, the new book Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA demonstrates through scholarly scientific journals that the latest genetics research not only doesn’t refute the Book of Mormon, it may actually validate its historical efficacy.
Brother Meldrum's recently released book, Exploring the Book of Mormon in America's Heartland, has become the most sought after Book of Mormon geography book for 2012 with over 15,000 copies printed.
The FIRM Foundation (Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism) was founded by Brother Meldrum which today has over 200 members on 10 boards with over 25,000 subscribers to its newsletters. It sponsores two International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference's each year along with multiple regional conferences.
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 and all the educational materials available in book and video formats. To receive our free newsletters, go to the homepage or click HERE.