Born in San Diego and raised in Barstow, he is a California native with a love for the desert. He grew up attending off-road races and catching reptiles. He also had a pet tarantula.
After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to a post in the interior of Alaska. While there, he committed his heart and life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Following his arrival at a post in central Texas, he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. He left the Army and married his wonderful wife Renee. Together they attended Christ For The Nations Institute and served as youth pastors in Aledo, Texas. His son Jesse was born and a few years later he attended Oral Roberts University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He enjoys photography, teaching, and spending time with his family and friends.