- Born in Spartanburg, SC
- Graduated Spartanburg High School
- Married his high school sweetheart, Linda, in 1981
- Has 2 Children and 7 grandchildren
- Worked in sales most of his life.
- Currently owns Labors of love Birth Center in Spartanburg, and other businesses.
- Served as deacon and treasurer for the Boiling Springs Church of Christ.
- Has served as an Elder in Boiling Springs for 5 years