I grew up in Northwest Indiana about an hour from Chicago. I went to Taylor University in Indiana, married my high school sweetheart, had 3 kids, served as a pastor for 10+ yrs in Indiana. Then, in 2007, we moved to Las Vegas to help plant a church. In 2010, I started a ministry called Fight Church and became a full-time MMA Chaplain. I was like a lot of guys when I was a kid. I loved pro wrestling and martial arts movies. When I was in high school I was really into bodybuilding and weight training. I would often look through the Sports & Special Interests section at the video store hoping to find a new dumbbell workout video or bodybuilding documentary. Mostly I found sports bloopers and old women's aerobics videos, but one day I found UFC 1 on sweet VHS and the rest is history!