Skip is married to Elise and has three children, Joel, Julia and Lauren. Skip and Elise first met in San Francisco at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary where Skip received his Master of Divinity degree. Skip has often said that he found his heart in San Francisco. Before coming to Virginia Beach, Skip, Elise and the kids lived in South Africa for 11 years where they worked alongside local believers in sharing Christ.
Skip began his ministry on the KGBC staff in September 2003 as Minister of Education. In June, 2007 he launched into his current role as Senior Pastor.