For several years Rawson was a full-time seminary and institute teacher. He was also a frequent speaker at various Especially For Youth sessions. In 1995 Rawson was recruited by a fellow ward member Carl Watkins to share stories on a radio program entitled Sounds of Sunday on KLCE. Syndication of this program began in 2005. A collection of inspirational stories by Rawson entitled In the Midst of Thee has also been published.
Rawson is currently working on a Ph.D. in political science and constitutional law.
Rawson and his wife, the former Debra Hemsley, are the parents of seven children.