Eric grew up in Lineville, Alabama and attended Auburn University where he served alongside TJ Goff, in his college ministry. After graduating from Auburn, he and his wife April moved to Texas so that Eric could pursue a Masters Degree.
Abbie grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Capital University, with plans on becoming a Veterinarian. God had other plans. Abbie met her husband, Grant, and together they were called to help start Agape Community Fellowship in Marysville, Ohio, where Abbie worked as an Administrative Assistant. In 2009, Grant and Abbie felt called to relocate to the Myrtle Beach area, to allow Grant to further his career as a firefighter and continue his medical training as a paramedic.