About Me

Hi, my name is Daniel Smith, and welcome to my blog! I'm a scriptural history enthusiast whose dream in life is to help visually teach others about the scriptures in a way never done before. I started producing videos on YouTube because I saw so little content that was visually engaging, educational, and uplifting. My YouTube channel called Messages of Christ now has 35 million views and 300,000 subscribers. In addition, I work as the lead for the video and ScripturePlus teams for Book of Mormon Central

My passion is teaching about Holy Week, the life of Christ, ancient temples, and the Jewish Feasts. I have recreated several ancient artifacts (including the clothing of the High Priest), hosted over 28 ancient Jewish Feasts, and blogged on numerous subjects. I have presented at various conferences and events, including BYU Education Week, the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference, firesides, and 10 youth Tabernacle camps throughout the United States. 

I have an MPA from BYU and hope to change the world for the better. I love music with really tight harmonies and love playing the piano in the dark. I love to travel. I have lived in Peru, Israel, and China and hope to live in many other countries before I die. I love historic architecture and notice little things like moldings, trim, doorknobs, and textures of a surface. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and thrive off of learning new things from the scriptures. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and have a strong testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ.

Me in Peru at Machu Picchu