Peter Rawlins was reared in Provo, Utah, and graduated from Provo High School. Following his active military duty, he served in the Western Canadian Mission. He attended BYU, graduating with a BA in English. He married JoAnn Christensen in 1968. They have eight children and thirty-three grandchildren. Peter began employment in the new Church Editing Department. After seven years he transferred to the Missionary Department, where he worked as Director of Proselyting for the rest of his career. He enjoys gospel study and writing. His crowning experience was serving on the team that wrote Preach My Gospel.