Rod is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has pastored churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia and began serving as the pastor of Christ Reformed Baptist Church in June of 2019. Rod is a graduate of Campbell University Divinity School (MDiv in Biblical Studies), Carolina Graduate School of Divinity (DMin in Preaching), and is currently enrolled at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA in Apologetics). Rod and his wife, Pam, have two children – Elijah and Abi – and a miniature cocker spaniel named Josie. He enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, music, playing chess, relaxing in the mountains, and college football.