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How Did Read the Scriptures Start?

The creator of Read the Scriptures is Wayne Dixon.

Wayne thought of the concept for Read the Scriptures while he was watching the October 2005 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Gordon B. Hinckley had also recently challenged all church members to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year. Wayne thought of developing Read the Scriptures to assist him in completing the Book of Mormon challenge, and also realized how such a system would benefit others as well.

The following quote from President Ezra Taft Benson, featured in the October 2005 Ensign, verified to them that it would be a positive service to build and provide:

"The time is long overdue for a massive flooding of the earth with the Book of Mormon for the many reasons which the Lord has given. In this age of electronic media and mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way."
(President Ezra Taft Benson, “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Oct. 2005, 60)

Wayne started the development right away, and the initial version of the Read the Scriptures was complete before the end of that year!

Professional Background

Wayne has worked for various computer related industries, such as Ancestry.com, however developing his own web & mobile software is his true passion. Wayne has established more than twelve years of experience as a Systems Analyst and Programmer/Developer in a variety of different industries. Due to his uncommonly diverse programming skills, his strong problem-solving abilities, and his creative mind, Wayne is able to design and offer unique innovations for web, software and mobile applications. He also enjoys videography, camping, hiking, golfing, off-roading, and wood-working.

Personal Background

Wayne is the oldest of 13 children, born in Fairview, Alberta, Canada. His parents became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 8 years old. Throughout his youth, Wayne held several jobs such as farming, delivering newspapers, and working at a grocery store. He always was self-motivated and intrigued by learning new things. His family was very musically talented and they formed a family country band, with Wayne as the lead guitar player and operator of the audio and recording equipment. They travelled around Canada and the United States performing at various concerts.

Wayne has served in the Church in many capacities, including Primary Teacher, Scout Leader, Elder’s Quorum President, Executive Secretary, and Bishopric Counselor.