Bradley R. Wilcox

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Brad Wilcox

Bradley Ray ("Brad") Wilcox (born December 25, 1959) is a professor of education at Brigham Young University and author of several books as well as a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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Wilcox was mainly raised in Provo, Utah but he did spend some of his early years in Ethiopia. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Chile, where he wrote the mission song.[1] He earned his bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in 1985.[2] Wilcox has a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.

Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University and also has been a member of the general board of the Sunday School of the LDS Church. Prior to joining the BYU faculty, Wilcox was a sixth grade teacher in Provo. From 2003 to 2006 Wilcox was president of the Santiago Chile East Mission. He has also served at times in several other positions in the LDS Church ranging from cub scout leader to bishop. In 2007, he was called as a counselor in the presidency of the BYU 4th Stake.[3]

Wilcox and his wife Deborah G. Gunnell "Debi" Wilcox, are the parents of 4 children. Debi is a registered nurse who served a mission in Guatemala before she married Brad.

Among books by Wilcox are The Continuous Atonement, Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex, and Raising Ourselves to the Bar. He has also written two children's books about the fictional character Annie McRae with illustrations by Julie Olson. He has also written articles on how to encourage children to read.[4][5]

Wilcox has often been a speaker at such Church Educational System programs as Especially for Youth and also at BYU Education Week and the BYU Women's Conference.[6]

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