Tyler was born and raised in Midwest City, OK. He received a Bachelors degree in International Business from Oklahoma State University (2005) and Masters degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Qinghai Nationalities University in China (2018). He is married to Malika and is Daddy to Elliott and Lizzie. Tyler loves to play sports, and is especially into road cycling. He has served as a missionary during multiple terms in East Asia and has been involved in international ministry since his time at Oklahoma State. Tyler is passionate about planting churches and pursuing worshipers for the name of Jesus where he is not being worshiped. He believes that churches are where disciples of Jesus are equipped to go out and proclaim the gospel to our neighbors so that Christ may be known and his kingdom expanded to the ends of the earth.