Brad Wilcox

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Brad Wilcox Mormon educator

Brad Wilcox is an American educator, author, and international speaker.

Bradley Ray Wilcox was born December 25, 1959. He grew up in Provo, Utah, but spent some of his adolescence in Ethiopia. He also lived in Chile where he served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as president of the Chile Santiago East mission from 2003 to 2006. He and his wife and children lived in New Zealand when he directed a Study Abroad Program for BYU.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he has served as a member of the general board of the Sunday School and a counselor in the presidency of a BYU stake.

Wilcox earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1985. He also earned a PhD from the University of Wyoming. He taught sixth grade in Provo, Utah, and is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at BYU. He is also a prominent speaker at BYU Campus Education Week, BYU Women’s Conference, and Especially for Youth programs. He served as a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He spoke at an international youth conference in Sweden in July 2014.

Wilcox has written several books, including The Continuous Atonement, The Continuous Conversion, The 7-Day Christian: How Living Your Beliefs Every Day Can Change the World, Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex, and Raising Ourselves to the Bar. A versatile author, he has also written two children's books (Hip, Hip Hooray for Annie McRae and There’s Always a Way, Annie McRae), and articles on how to encourage children to read.

Wilcox and his wife, Debi, are the parents of four children.