Pastor Cliff Bunch was raised in a Baptist Church in Virginia and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age seven. He felt God calling him into ministry at a young age, and continued to sense God leading him in that path as a teenager and on into adult life. He graduated from Bluefield College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. In 1990 he graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained in 1992. He is married to Mindy, and is the father of two- Gabriel and Sara.