Pastor Tester was born on December 3, 1966 and grew up in the area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was saved at the age of 18. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. While serving in the military, he met the love of his life, Tammy Burwell, and they were married at the Calvary Road Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland. After being discharged in 1989, he attended Hyles Anderson College. In 1996 He attended Texas Baptist College and there he received a degree in Bible/Pastoral Theology.
Pastor Tester spent eleven years on staff at Calvary Road Baptist Church as an Assistant/Associate Pastor. He has served for many years as Bus Director and Youth Pastor. He served under Dr. Bob Gray Senior, in Longview, Texas, performing the duties of an Assistant Pastor and College Recruiter. In addition, he also taught several classes at Texas Baptist College.
In 2003, Pastor Tester was sent out of Longview Baptist Temple to establish a local New Testament Church in the Greensboro, North Carolina area.
Pastor Tester and his wife have two daughters, Emily and Lauren.
Emily was born on September 3, 1992 and Lauren was born on January 25, 1996. Emily and Lauren graduated from Texas Independent Baptist Seminary in May of 2019.