Pastor BJ graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997 and began his career with the Kentucky State Police in 1999 where he currently serves as Public Affairs Officer for the KSP Bowling Green Post. Pastor BJ and his family began attending First Free Will Baptist Church in 2007 where he rededicated his life to Christ and began serving in the church. Pastor BJ served as a deacon and a youth leader and on Easter 2011, he answered the call to preach and has since been named Youth Pastor following his ordination in 2016. Pastor BJ and his wife have one son, Austen, who has also answered the call to preach and is currently attending Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. Along with the opportunities that come with his position of Public Affairs Officer that allow him to work with children, he enjoys volunteering at the local Boys & Girls Club, where he is also a Board Member.