Tyler is a native Texan, born in Midland. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. While at Texas Tech, Tyler served as a Youth Ministry Intern, Associate Youth Minister, and Interim Youth Minister at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. From there, Tyler went on to receive his Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 2012. After seminary, Tyler served as a Deacon/Connect Team Coordinator for Sojourn Community Church, also in Louisville, where additionally he completed Pastor School – a one-year, cohort-based training led by the pastors of Sojourn.
After his time in Louisville, Tyler returned to Lubbock to serve as the Groups Pastor for Experience Life Church. During his time at Experience Life Church, Tyler also had the unique opportunity of serving as the Freedom Campus Pastor – a jail ministry extension of Experience Life Church located in the Lubbock County Detention Center.
From Lubbock, Tyler and his family moved to California in 2015 where he would occupy the post of Pastor of Adults at Rolling Hills Christian Church. During his time at Rolling Hills, Tyler oversaw multiple ministries including small groups, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, recovery ministry, and more. Tyler also preached on a rotational basis. It was from his position at Rolling Hills that Tyler felt the call to continue his ministry at a like-minded church where he could serve in a long-term capacity as the Lead Pastor in obedience to the Lord’s will.
Tyler and his wife, Kathryn, have been married for nine years. They have two daughters, Elsie and Clara.