Forrest was born in Amory, Mississippi. His parents worked for Wycliffe Bible Translaters for much of his childhood, so he split time between Mississippi and Papua New Guinea. He finished high school in Starkville. His parents are settled there now. He has siblings in Europe (Laura/Eric) and Asia (Stirling/Jessica)… and wishes he got to see them more often! Forrest and his wife (Ginny) both attended Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. Forrest double-majored in Biblical Studies and Sports Ministry. During college, he interned under Gregg Parker in Corinth, MS. Gregg taught him a lot (but did insist on being called “Bossman)”. Forrest has since worked in a variety of church settings. Prior to Fernandina, he was Youth/CLC Director at First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo, MS. In 2019, Forrest earned his MDiv from Gordon Conwell. Forrest and Ginny have a daughter (Ruby) and a son (Lee). He is an avid Arsenal fan, loves music, has walked on the moon, invented trees, has 12 Olympic medals, and enjoys fabricating details of his website bio.