Tony was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at The Temple in Sidney, Ohio, where he spent his childhood years. In his teen years his family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he would attend Lighthouse Christian School. It was there that Tony met his wife, Debbie, and received his High School diploma. After graduation he attended Apostolic Lighthouse Church where he would begin serving in youth ministry. Tony and Debbie were married in 1994. Tony became the Varsity Basketball coach at Lighthouse Christian and a part-time Physical Education teacher
In 2001, Tony accepted the position as Youth Pastor in Saraland, Alabama at Living Hope Church. He and Debbie worked together in Youth ministry until 2008. Tony now serves the Living Hope congregation as a licensed UPCI minister. He is a ministry lead in the Bible study ministry, Married Couples ministry, and Parking and traffic flow of the First Impressions ministry. He did all this while pursuing and receiving his degree in Business Management and working as a Restaurant General Manager. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, still has a love for sports, and enjoys playing golf.
Debbie spent most of her childhood years in Dayton, OH attending Apostolic Lighthouse Church. She was actively involved in teaching Sunday School and music ministry from a young age. She also began her career working for a home furnishings company in the administrative and buying departments.
Debbie accepted the position of Music Director in Saraland, AL in 2001 and assisted Tony in Youth Ministry until 2008. She is still the music director and works as the Administrative Secretary at Living Hope.
Tony & Debbie have been married over 25 years and are the proud parents of six amazing children.