BJ and Nikki are natives of Savannah, GA. After meeting in high school and becoming good friends they decided to start dating. A few months later they both left Savannah to attend Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. While at school BJ served at Park Crest Baptist Church in Springfield. Upon graduating from Baptist Bible College with a B.A. in Pastoral Studies, BJ relocated his family to Arlington, TX to serve at Harmony Baptist Church as the Student and Small Group Pastor.
After a youth event while still in High School, BJ and Nikki sat in the parking lot of their church and had a very serious conversation about life and ministry. It was during this conversation when BJ knew that God wanted him to start churches. It was also during this conversation that they knew that God was calling them both to full-time ministry. BJ and Nikki have been married for 14 years and have 3 beautiful children, Trey, Brianne, and Dylan.