Growing up, I was the middle of three sons, and my dad worked as a civil contractor for the Department of Defense. We moved a lot. At the end of my Junior year of High School, we moved to Wiesbaden, Germany. While we were there, I graduated high school, started commuting back and forth from the states to attend college, and became heavily involved with the Immanuel Baptist Church and the European Baptist Convention. This connection to the EBC allowed me to take part in several missions opportunities during the summers I wasn’t attending college.