He grew up in Apex, North Carolina as the youngest in a family of four. After becoming a Christian through the ministry of Young Life as a senior at Apex High School, he went on to play baseball for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
With a Business Management degree in hand and two church internships under his belt, he went to Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary to coach baseball and continue his education.
In 2005 he was hired to be the student pastor at a church in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. An emphasis on helping students connect with God and each other helped the ministry triple in size under his leadership.
After growing disillusioned by the ego and vanity he sensed all around him, he finally walked away from that church and that position. That exit opened the way for a period of deep reflection on everything he believed about God and the church. During that time he obtained a certificate of theology and ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary.
As that time of unlearning and relearning gave way to a newfound sense of clarity and conviction, he began teaching students again as a volunteer at a local church. The overwhelmingly positive response from students and parents alike inspired him to return to full-time ministry.
He currently serves as the Student Ministry Director for Southside Church in Newnan, Georgia, where he lives with his wife (Kristin) and children (Tyson, 6 and Reagan, 5).