Kirk and his wife Sarah both grew up in Phoenix, AZ. Kirk met Sarah at age 16 on his first day of work at Starbucks; Sarah was his older, college aged supervisor! After working together for several years Kirk graduated high school and was finally old enough to date a college girl! Kirk and Sarah went out on their first date and that evening Kirk told Sarah that if they go out again it was because they are getting married! One month later they were engaged and six months after that they were married! Sarah worked hard as a Starbucks manager while Kirk went to Southwestern Bible College full time (Executive Pastor Bill Yarger has actually taught there and served on their board). Kirk and Sarah had their first child Madelyn, in September of 2005 and their son Jackson, in January of 2008.
Kirk was basically born in the Church Nursery! He grew up with two amazing parents who loved the Lord and loved their little boy well. At age 9 Kirk first put his trust in Jesus and was baptized shortly after by his father. He got his start in Children’s Ministry as a Jr. Volunteer when he was in middle school. At age 15 Kirk was a sophomore in high school and decided he wanted to pursue Children’s Ministry as a vocation and landed a gig as a Summer Intern at a church in Phoenix. Since then Kirk has served in numerous capacities on the staff level at numerous churches around the country, including Arizona, California and Texas. Kirk and Sarah believe their experience and journey have led them to this very place and are truly excited to be part of the Faith Bible Church family; they have been here since August 2010. Kirk is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Biblical Management & Church Leadership from the renown Trinity Theological Seminary.