Craven was raised as a baptist but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was largely as a result of his interactions with Dawn whom he later married.
Brother Carven was a faculty member at Dudley College. He later retired and moved to Canada.
- Karen Lynn Davidson. Stories of Our Latter-day Saint Hymns. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988) p. 360.