Preston grew up in Hoover, AL where he graduated from Hoover High School in 2014. Growing up, Preston was heavily involved with the youth group at Shades Crest Baptist Church. Although he wanted to be a veterinarian his entire life, God had other plans. Just a few weeks before he was to start classes at Auburn University, God called Preston into vocational Christian ministry. After praying and talking with family and trusted mentors, Preston surrendered to God’s call on his life. During his time at Auburn, Preston served in the student ministry at First Baptist Church Opelika and at his home church during the summers. God affirmed His call on Preston during these times of service and nourished a greater love for student ministry within him. After graduating from Auburn in 2018, Preston worked in the “real world” as a public accountant for two years until he started his seminary studies at Beeson Divinity School in 2020. During seminary, Preston loved working as the student ministry intern at Shades Crest where God taught him the importance of investing in the next generation for Jesus. Lord willing, Preston will graduate from Beeson with a Master of Divinity in December 2023. He joined our staff in August 2023.


Preston married his high school sweetheart, Leah, in July 2020. She has been working as a Physician Assistant in the Birmingham area since 2023. Preston loves hanging out with Leah and their two dogs, Milo and Polly. He also loves spending time with family and friends, playing golf, watching movies, and reading books outside when the weather is nice.


Preston’s hope for the student ministry is that the students would find it of the utmost importance to own their faith and know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord of their life. When students look at Preston’s life, he wants them to look past him and see Jesus by the way he leads his family, treats others with love and respect, and depends on God for everything. To know Jesus is to grow and go for Jesus, and Preston hopes God will use him to help students do just that.