Monty was born in Parkersburg, WV in 1963 and grew up in Mt. Lookout, WV, graduating from Nicholas County High School and Alderson-Broaddus University. He married Stacey in May of 1998 and they have one son, Doug and a grandson, Riley. Stacey is a retail manager.

Monty was very active in musical groups and student government while in high school and college, including being a member of “The West Virginians” at A-B. The Baptist Camp at Cowen has been of high importance as he has been a counselor, camp director, and served two Summers on staff. He has also been involved in the WVBC Baptist Campus Ministries as a music leader and as a campus minister.

Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in September of 1995, he has served in many capacities including pastor, youth pastor, music minister, and children’s minister. He currently serves Mount Vernon Baptist Church as youth pastor and music director, beginning in January of 2017.