John Craven (born 1929) is an English Latter-day Saint hymnwriter. He is the author and composer of the hymn "The Priesthood of Our Lord".

Craven was raised as a baptist but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was largely as a result of his interactions with Dawn whom he later married.

Brother Carven was a faculty member at Dudley College. He later retired and moved to Canada.


  • Karen Lynn Davidson. Stories of Our Latter-day Saint Hymns. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988) p. 360.

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