I was born in Fort Valley, Georgia to Eloise Rountree and the late Samuel Rountree. I am the 2nd of three children. We moved to Perry, Georgia where I attended New Hope Baptist Church, where I received Christ into my life. I attended Perry High School in Perry, Georgia. After graduating from Perry HighSchool, I enrolled into Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, home of the mighty Golden Tigers. In 1989 I received aBachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. I then accepted a position with the U.S.D.A. and moved to Hartford Connecticut. While in Hartford, Connecticut I met my wife Rev. Nadine Rountree. We were married on July 31, 1993 in Mount Vernon, NY. I have three children, Aquan, Ashley, and Andre’. I have been a member of New Mercy Baptist Church since 2008.Was ordained as a Deacon in September 2012, accepted my calling as a Minister and was licensed to minister The Gospel in August 2015, and was ordained in April 2018.