Marvin McKenzie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and became a believer at the age of eighteen. He has spent his thirty years of ministry planting and pastoring churches in the states of Washington and Oregon, and training others for the work of the ministry in Baptist churches. He also served as the Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. He and his wife, Anita, have two sons. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State.