Over 20 years ago, at the age of 16, Hal was radically changed by an encounter with Jesus Christ. Shortly after, he felt called to the ministry, with a specific desire to focus on reaching those that are lost. Hal has served in various ministries in various places and churches, including youth ministry, children’s ministry, and evangelism.
Hal met his wife at a wedding in Florida. They were wed in 2004 and have five children.