Mr. Young is a father of four children; Jacob (18), Abigail (16), Michael (14) and Sarah (12). He is a former graduate of North Carolina State University in the Aerospace Engineering Program with his Bachelor of Science (1990) and Master of Science (1992) degrees. He also graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999 with his Master of Divinity degree in International Church Planting. He was a lateral entry teacher in Mathematics having taught his first year in Middle School and the remaining at the high school level. He is licensed for middle and secondary grades. He is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ from age 6 and a member at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Bladenboro, NC.