Matthew Crawford obtained a degree in music education from the University of Utah and a master's of religious education from Brigham Young University. His professional career began in 2002 when he began working for the Church Education System. Brother Crawford currently teaches at Farmington Junior High Seminary in Farmington, Utah. Currently his research includes the effect of the Egyptian culture in the lives of Moses and the children of Israel and also Joseph Smith's relationship with the Carthage, Illinois, tax collector, Walter Bagby. Brother Crawford and his wife live with their three children in Layton, Utah.