I grew up in a rural town in northeast Georgia. From the age of 13, I knew I was called to music ministry. After high school, I pursued degrees in Music Education, Church Music, and Religion from Emmanuel College and Lee University. I worked for four years as a public school music teacher teaching K-6 general music and middle school choir. During that time I began to serve in music ministry and eventually moved to full-time vocational ministry. I came to Mount Paran North in August 2010. My wife, Jennifer, and I married in 1999. We have two young children, Jack and Lucy.