Troy is from Tampa, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2001 majoring in Political Science and History. He then spent 7 years working in the finance industry before going back to school to study theology. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2014 with his Theological Masters Degree. 

He has been at Grace Bible Church since moving to Dallas in 2008. He is married to Kimchi and enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and college sports.