Reggie was born in Granite City, Illinois and spent his formative years in Europe as an Air Force brat. He met his wife Teana in Athens, Greece when he was eleven and she was ten and they were married at eighteen. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Reggie was educated at Graham Bible College (BRE) in Bristol, Tn, Liberty University (MATS, MDIV, STM, DMin) in Lynchburg, Va and the University of Babes-Bolyai (PhD),in Cluj, Romania. He became the pastor of Heritage in June of 1991.