Follow Him: A Come, Follow Me Podcast


Do you ever feel that preparing for your weekly Come, Follow Me lesson falls short? Join hosts Hank Smith and John Bytheway as they interview experts to make your study for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Come, Follow Me course not only enjoyable but original and educational. If you are looking for resources to make your study fresh, faithful, and fun--no matter your age--then join us every Wednesday morning. Show notes: YouTube: Instagram: Facebook:

Recent Episodes
  • What does it mean to be born again? • follow HIM Favorites • Feb. 6 - Feb. 12
    Feb 2, 2023 – 04:00
  • John 2-4 Part 2 • Dr. Robert L. Millet • Feb. 6 - Feb. 12
    Feb 1, 2023 – 48:00
  • John 2-4 Part 1 • Dr. Robert L. Millet • Feb. 6 - Feb. 12
    Feb 1, 2023 – 57:49
  • 2nd Anniversary Special Episode - The Sorensen Family
    Jan 28, 2023 – 35:33
  • How does the Savior describe himself? • follow HIM Favorites • Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
    Jan 26, 2023 – 04:23
  • Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 Part 2 • Dr. Jan Martin • Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
    Jan 25, 2023 – 52:06
  • Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 Part 1 • Dr. Jan Martin • Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
    Jan 25, 2023 – 01:01:03
  • What is true repentance? • follow HIM Favorites • Jan. 23 - Jan. 29
    Jan 19, 2023 – 03:54
  • Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 Part 2 • Dr. Shon Hopkin • Jan. 23 - Jan. 29
    Jan 18, 2023 – 55:02
  • Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 Part 1 • Dr. Shon Hopkin • Jan. 23 - Jan. 29
    Jan 18, 2023 – 54:00
  • How can we "Come and see"? • follow HIM Favorites • Jan. 16 - Jan. 22
    Jan 11, 2023 – 04:15
  • John 1 Part 2 • Dr. Eric D. Huntsman • Jan. 16 - Jan. 22
    Jan 11, 2023 – 44:04
  • John 1 Part 1 • Dr. Eric D. Huntsman • Jan. 16 - Jan. 22
    Jan 11, 2023 – 49:13
  • What can we learn from the shepherds' reaction to the angel's message? • followHIM Favorites • Jan. 9 - Jan. 15
    Jan 5, 2023 – 03:39
  • Matthew 2; Luke 2 Part 2 • Dr. Bradley R. Wilcox • Jan. 9 - Jan. 15
    Jan 4, 2023 – 47:35
  • Matthew 2; Luke 2 Part 1 • Dr. Bradley R. Wilcox • Jan. 9 - Jan. 15
    Jan 4, 2023 – 37:22
  • What can we learn from the people in Mathew 1 & Luke 1? • followHIM Favorites • Jan. 2 - Jan. 8
    Dec 29, 2022 – 03:46
  • Matthew 1; Luke 1 Part 2 • Dr. Gaye Strathearn • Jan. 2 - Jan. 8
    Dec 28, 2022 – 01:07:54
  • Matthew 1; Luke 1 Part 1 • Dr. Gaye Strathearn • Jan. 2 - Jan. 8
    Dec 28, 2022 – 56:48
  • How do I gain my testimony and keep it? • followHIM Favorites • Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
    Dec 22, 2022 – 06:59
  • We Are Responsible for Our Own Learning Part 2 • Dr. Steven C. Harper • Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
    Dec 21, 2022 – 40:36
  • We Are Responsible for Our Own Learning Part 1 • Dr. Steven C. Harper • Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
    Dec 21, 2022 – 01:01:00
  • Merry Christmas! • followHIM Favorites • Dec. 19 - Dec 25
    Dec 15, 2022 – 04:42
  • Christmas Part 2 • Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick • Dec. 19 - Dec 25
    Dec 14, 2022 – 36:45
  • Christmas Part 1 • Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick • Dec. 19 - Dec 25
    Dec 14, 2022 – 01:02:30
  • Why should we pay tithing? • followHIM Favorites • Dec. 12 - Dec. 18
    Dec 8, 2022 – 05:50
  • Malachi Part 2 • Dr. Barbara Gardner • Dec. 12 - Dec. 18
    Dec 7, 2022 – 01:06:14
  • Malachi Part 1 • Dr. Barbara Gardner • Dec. 12 - Dec. 18
    Dec 7, 2022 – 54:01
  • What does it mean to "consider your ways"? • followHIM Favorites • Dec. 5 - Dec. 11
    Dec 1, 2022 – 04:19
  • Haggai, Zechariah Part 2 • Dr. Anthony Sweat • Dec. 5 - Dec. 11
    Nov 30, 2022 – 47:20
  • Haggai, Zechariah Part 1 • Dr. Anthony Sweat • Dec. 5 - Dec. 11
    Nov 30, 2022 – 58:02
  • Why do we read about so much destruction? • followHIM Favorites • Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
    Nov 24, 2022 – 04:17
  • Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah Part 2 • Dr. Joshua Matson • Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
    Nov 23, 2022 – 01:03:25
  • Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah Part 1 • Dr. Joshua Matson • Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
    Nov 23, 2022 – 01:09:44
  • What are we supposed to learn from the story of Jonah? • followHIM Favorites • Nov. 21 - 27
    Nov 17, 2022 – 05:30
  • Jonah, Micah Part 2 • Dr. Joshua Sears • Nov. 21 - 27
    Nov 16, 2022 – 01:11:55
  • Jonah, Micah Part 1 • Dr. Joshua Sears • Nov. 21 - 27
    Nov 16, 2022 – 01:16:44
  • What does "a savior on Mount Zion" mean? • Nov. 14 - 20
    Nov 10, 2022 – 05:27
  • Amos, Obadiah Part 2 • Dr. Ryan C. Davis • Nov. 14 - 20
    Nov 9, 2022 – 52:43
  • Amos, Obadiah Part 1 • Dr. Ryan C. Davis • Nov. 14 - 20
    Nov 9, 2022 – 47:59
  • What does the Lord mean when He says He will “pour out [His] spirit upon all flesh”? • followHIM Favorites • Nov. 7 - 13
    Nov 3, 2022 – 05:16
  • Hosea, Joel Part 2 • Dr. Aaron Schade • Nov. 7 - 13
    Nov 2, 2022 – 01:00:40
  • Hosea, Joel Part 1 • Dr. Aaron Schade • Nov. 7 - 13
    Nov 2, 2022 – 51:18
  • "Why does it matter who my friends are?" • followHIM Favorites • Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
    Oct 27, 2022 – 08:17
  • Daniel 1-6 Part 2 • Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson • Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
    Oct 26, 2022 – 01:17:19
  • Daniel 1-6 Part 1 • Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson • Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
    Oct 26, 2022 – 01:03:09
  • "Does the Lord really want to forgive me?" follow HIM Favorites • Oct. 24 - 30
    Oct 20, 2022 – 05:53
  • Ezekiel Part 2 • Dr. Jan J. Martin • Oct. 24 - 30
    Oct 19, 2022 – 43:24
  • Ezekiel Part 1 • Dr. Jan J. Martin • Oct. 24 - 30
    Oct 19, 2022 – 51:16
  • How do the scriptures turn me away from evil? • followHIM Favorites • Oct. 17 - 23
    Oct 13, 2022 – 08:29
Recent Reviews
  • Karen Merrill
    These podcasts are the best! They have the perfect amount of imparting knowledge and making it joyful.
  • jeli8
    Favorite Podcast!
    This is my favorite podcast! I listen at the beginning of each week to start my Come Follow Me study. I have learned so much from John and Hank and their amazing guests! I’m always amazed at how they make the scriptures come alive and relatable to our day.
  • notutahmormon
    Game changer !
    Thank you for the work and time everyone involved puts into this podcast. It has been a complete game changer in my scripture study. I used to have nightmares after studying the scriptures because I was so frustrated that I didn’t understand what I was reading. Now- I look forward to every new episode and my scriptures margins are full of notes giving me new understanding.
  • for our day
    Thank you!
    I love these podcasts! Thank you for your efforts each week. My personal study and love of the doctrine has increased through listening to the amazing things shared on this podcast.
  • HookedonDancing360
    Love this podcast so much!
    This podcast has repeatedly answered questions I've asked god about in prayer. I absolutely love listening and find peace, hope, and a new resolution to do better. Thank you so very much for taking the time to run this show. I have loved listening to all the different scholars brought onto the podcast as well. As a person who overanalyzes and can sometimes be skeptical, hearing the hosts and other scholars discuss scripture has been such a blessing to me. Highly recommend. Thank you!!
  • KNCacc
    so helpful!
    love these podcasts and learning from those who have made study of scriptures and gospel their profession. Fills in so many gaps in my study! love it all! thank you thank you!
  • R4gs2R1ches
    Came for Bradley Wilcox, stayed for Hank and John
    Great people, great podcast to sharpen CFM understanding. A friend recommended I listen to a Brad Wilcox episode. Love the guy, his brother was my bishop and was equally awesome. Come to find Hank Smith here who was my seminary teacher! He was awesome then, he is awesome now.
  • Amazingandawesome
    Extremely useful study aid
    Extremely useful study aid to understand more about the scriptures I am studying.
  • Vanyface
    Love this podcast
    Thank you so much for all of your work and for all that you share.
  • Keith K H.
    Best Podcast for Come Follow Me
    I’ve listened to competing podcasts and this one is usually the most informative (depends largely on the guest and some simply aren’t great). Even with the occasional guests who teach false doctrine, it remains the best overall.
  • Rampaging Dragons
    Fantastic podcast
    Great content, dives just deep enough, not too deep (if you want that look for Unshaken Saints), and enjoyable to listen to. Only suggestion would be to keep each week around an hour! Otherwise fantastic!
    CES Letter Response episode please :)
    Joseph Smith pressured his adopted teenage daughters into marriage. In 2022 a sex predator was arrested in Arizona, the church knew about it for years and did nothing. Thank God for Righteousness priesthood leaders…
  • Obsidian Pearl
    A Perfect Listen for a Busy Mom
    Ever since beginning a new journey into motherhood a couple years ago, I struggle making my scripture study what it once was. This adds so much depth, and gives me so much insight into my Come Follow Me study that would be impossible otherwise. I have unexpectedly found answers to prayers in this podcast. It invites the spirit into my day during the final stretch when I’m catching up on cleaning or dishes, or on a drive to run errands with my little ones. So grateful for this podcast.
  • Jobird_2
    Just good
    While these episodes are really great, I started listening to hear HANK AND JOHN, not these other speakers. I love Hank and John and I want to learn from them. The guests are good, but they aren’t you. Also, the episodes are WAAAYYYYYY too long. One episode per week would be better and no more than an hour. I only listen now when I need a reference, not consistently.
  • testing me
    Worth your time!
    I have fallen in love with this podcast. Such a light in a dark world.
  • Adambyu
    Best Come Follow Me Supplemental Material
    Hank and John are fantastic hosts. I grew up listening to them. What makes this podcast amazing are the subject matter experts they bring on each week. We get Hank and John’s insights but we also get a deep dive into fascinating topics around culture, scriptures, and how to follow Christ. Thanks for the show! Worth your time!
  • argsocks
    So good
    I am new to podcasts, and even newer to this one. However, call me hooked. It is so good. I’m just the few episodes I have listened to so far I have learned so much. I tell everyone I know to check out Follow Him because it is that good.
  • Saavy Maven
    Completely changed my perspective
    I was not looking forward to The Doctrine and Covenants. I have one child who left the church because of certain parts of Church History. As well as False Doctrine and speculation read in books by famous “LDS” Professors. I also have another child who is fascinated beyond the mainstream of church published History. He looks on the Web, watched UTubes. I don’t like to be in situations where there is uncertainty. So I just wasn’t going to go. I had a friend tell me about your podcast. I anticipate each episode coming out. I love all the guests, their amazing knowledge. I’m not afraid the Doctrine and Covenants anymore. Thank you! And thank you to all the guest speakers!
  • John Skiba
    Wonderful insights! Great podcast
  • Jlvb2012
    Favorite CFM Podcast
    I listened to several of the CFM podcasts at the beginning of my search for a favorite. This is easily my favorite. Here is what I love: All the guests are incredibly educated and have amazing, inspiring credentials in one capacity or another to be an “expert” on that part of scripture. All the guests have varying perspectives on the scriptures so I frequently see different interpretations and it helps not get stuck in a rut of one way of thinking. So many of the guests are educated on the context of the time period so that helps bring understanding. I love understanding the people in their time and circumstances and then applying it to my life rather than trying to fit my culture into their time. I love that they are frequently recommending sources and websites to further study and understand scripture. I have learned and grown so much from this podcast!
  • Beth_99
    Wonderful complement to personal scripture study
    Thank you! I enjoy listening to your podcast each week. I feel spiritually uplifted and inspired. Your guests challenge me to think in new ways about the scriptures. They help me understand the scriptures with their historical and linguistic expertise. Several family members have started listening to the podcast as well. This has sparked deeper, spiritual discussions at the dinner table. This podcast is a great supplement to my personal scripture study.
  • Newbe12
    Helped me understand/relate to the old testiment
    I love what I’ve learn from this podcast and how it’s opened up the scriptures to me.
  • SoapySoaps999
    Always Great
    Really helps me to set the tone for my scripture study and get even more out of it. I alway learn something new and feel the Spirit.
  • GolfDB33
    Late to the Podcast
    We were several months into the study of the Old Testament when I discovered this podcast. Once I started listening to the podcast I kept up on the weekly podcasts and then went back and listened to all of the shows that I missed. I’ve really learned a lot and have greatly appreciated this podcast. This podcast has really expanded my knowledge of the scriptures.
  • DrSolstice
    Excellent Podcast!
    I have learned more about, and more deeply from the Scriptures and the teachings of Christ from this podcast than I have in many years of self study. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a greater connection with the Savior and a greater understanding of His teachings.
  • EmanonCireneg
    My First Listen Of The Week
    I never miss an episode. Outstanding hosts and guests provide insight and inspiration to my regular study of the scriptures. God bless them for their efforts!
  • maegsy32
    Highly recommend
    I love this podcast. Every week they feature a new guest who is an expert on the subject matter. Hank and John combine spirituality and humor perfectly.
  • Jeffrey Purtee
    Bible Study made Engaging
    First … where do they find the seeming endless parade of fascinating and entertaining guests? So interesting to hear the variety of perspectives with each week’s lesson. Found this podcast invaluable in making it through, and learning to love, the Old Testament. Look forward to the same experience with our study this year of the New Testament. Keep up the great and blessed work, gentlemen.
  • Bbarker9728
    An enriching listen
    Clarified my understanding of the Old Testament and looking forward to the New Testament podcasts.
  • Suzebates
    Always interesting and entertaining
    We love this podcast. The hosts are great, the guests are great. We always enjoy it.
  • Bb145633
    Such a blessing!
    This podcast has augmented my scripture study so much! Thank you John and Hank!
  • Shanystu
    Easy to listen to
    Obviously I learn a lot, but I also appreciate their honesty. We are all just trying, and it’s important that we just stick with God and the Savior. Thank you very much for your work and that of your guests. A high quality show.
  • DDascanio
    Love this podcast
    I love this podcast. I love both Smith and Bytheway along with their amazing guests. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us!! I just listened to Steven Harper and love being directed better in my prayers and relationship with the Lord. Thank you!!
  • Waldo108
    Thank you so much for this podcast!
    I have never learned so much about the Old Testament as I did this year listening to this podcast. Thank you for finding such amazing people to teach and share their testimonies. Thank you for making this a highlight of my Come Follow Me studies each week. I love what you are doing and hope it continues for a long time!
  • Lovin ksl
    This podcast is incredible! I never knew these kind of brilliant scholars existed in the Church!
  • Summa365
    A great way to start my week
    I love listening to Hank and John. I also love hearing from their different guest speakers they invite each week.
  • Kiley Mathis
    Listen up
    This podcast is a must listen! It has been so critical in helping me to understand the scriptures better and strengthen my testimony this past year.
  • Sunny 🌻
    Malachi podcast
    This was hands-down, my favorite podcast ever! Loved it so much and love Barbara Gardner! Yay for Family History! 🤎🤗
  • APvw
    The best out there! Power team!
    I love the fact that there are guests on this show to expand the depth of collective knowledge. I grew up listening to and watching John Bytheway. Joining him with Hank Smith is so powerful! Thank you for your sacrifices to make this available for us! Thank you guests who take the time to share your knowledge and experiences!
  • Sisu8
    Too long, Deep stuff
    This podcast has revolutionized the way I study CFM. It’s thoughtful approach is detailed and full of some deep connections. That doesn’t make it for everyone. I feel one has to be well versed and tenured to get much out of it. Because of its depth it is too long. 2 hours of content each week is exhausting. If these were shortened to 1 hour a week I feel I could finally get through each CFM block. Rarely am I able to hear everything before I fall behind.
  • WyoWorFriend
    Just a great service and addition
    They make everything understandable and it helps me understand the context and gives a lot of insight into the scriptures.
  • Spontaneousorangepeel
    Truly Life-Changing
    This podcast gives me so many insights into the scriptures that I wouldn’t otherwise have! For example, I’m here in Jeremiah reading about Israel “cutting themselves” and “worshiping in groves” and I’m able to call on the things I learned through this podcast back in the week of Kings 18 to understand how this relates to idol worship. Additionally last week’s episode on fasting helped me have the most sincere fast I’ve done in years. This podcast gives me the historical context and background I need to have super revelatory thoughts and study. I am so grateful. Thank you, John, Hank & guests.
  • Stett48
    I have learned so much
    I really look forward to each pod cast. I have really learned so much more about the gospel of Jesus Christ and His covenant people by listening to these pod casts. I love the experts that you bring into the show and how they bring the scriptures to life. So grateful for the work that goes into these pod casts. I feel you are doing us all such a great service and building the kingdom in your part of the vineyard.
  • Redhead Rach 21
    Love it!
    I have grown up listening to Hank Smith and John Bytheway CD’s. This is the crossover I didn’t know I needed! I have listened since they started the podcast last year and have loved it ever since. I couldn’t have made it through the Old Testament without their insights. I appreciate the new guests they have each week and their meaningful insights with some humor sprinkled in. I recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to deepen their Gospel and Come Follow Me study.
  • Raggazadilotta
    Love the Weekly Insights
    Each episode is full of not only amazing spiritual insights, but also much needed cultural and historical context that bring the scriptures to life! Thank you John & Hank and all your guest speakers giving of your time and knowledge to make this accessible to all of us!
  • The Mommmm
    This Podcast is a Blessing
    I am so thankful for this podcast. It is the best Come Follow Me supplemental podcast that I have found. I have learned so much about the Old Testament this year mostly from listening to this podcast before I study the Come Follow Me chapters and lessons. The guests make the Old Testament make sense and I love it.
  • Mindy Lou 53
    These podcasts have allowed me to ENJOY the Old Testament and certainly gave me a much greater UNDERSTANDING. I appreciate all of the people that have taught whom are much brighter than I. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge!
  • Savannah Danger
    Great way to start the week
    I love the way this podcast helps further my study of the scriptures and deepens my knowledge of Jesus Christ and His gospel. The hosts and experts help God’s word come alive as they share lessons that are so applicable to all of us. Love this podcast!
  • Amanda J :)
    What a fabulous podcast!
    This podcast really helps me think about these stories and how I can be more like the people of old (or be less like the not so good ones). Every time I listen I just think, “how does this apply to me? How can I be more like that?” I feel a need to be better after listening. Thank you for making this!!
  • doc7701
    Uplifting and Powerful
    Love this podcast. I listen and re-listen to these episodes on my way to and from work each day. It has made and continues to make a difference in my life. I don’t know Hank Smith or John Bytheway, or the Sorensen(so) family who’s sponsors this show, but I pray in gratitude every day for you and the good work you are doing. May God bless you!
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