I attended Lee University where I studied journalism and Duke Divinity School, where I studied to become a pastor. Here, I do a little bit of both. I believe in the transformative power of stories and I love all kinds of stories: poetry to pro wrestling, Southern Gothic literature to superhero comics. I am a third-generation pastor and my parents’ ministry took me from the Alabama Gulf Coast, where I was born, to Ohio and to Mississippi. Eventually, I settled down in South Carolina with my wife, Christy, a native South Carolinian and fellow preacher’s kid. Together, we have one daughter.