Pastor Tester grew up in the area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and 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 and married his wife Tammy at the Calvary Road Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland. After being discharged in 1989, he attended Hyles Anderson College and Texas Baptist College where 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 has served under Dr. Bob Gray (Texas) performing the duties of an Assistant Pastor and College Recruiter and taught several classes at Texas Baptist College. Pastor Tester and his wife have two daughters, Emily and Lauren. In 2003, Pastor Tester was sent out of Longview Baptist Temple to establish a local New Testament Church in the Greensboro North Carolina area.