BJ was born and raised in Dallas, Tx and came to know Jesus at 19. He and his beautiful wife Vanja have been married for a decade and have 3 children. For 3 years he served with recording artist Lecrae at Reachlife and completed a 3-year Pastoral Residency at Fellowship Memphis church, under Bryan Loritts. Over the past 10 years he has partnered with several churches and ministries to help develop marriages, form small groups, and train leaders globally. Currently BJ serves as the co-founder (2008) of Build a Better Us. He has a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas and a Masters in Christian Studies from Union University.