Kirk has been a member at Grace Baptist Church since 1998. After several years of feeling God's call to move into full-time ministry, he became Executive Pastor here at Grace in 2007. He has been active in discipleship, teaching, and church planning as a lay person since graduating from college in 1980. Prior to becoming a pastor at Grace, Kirk was a systems engineer working in space systems in both the Air Force (retired in 1996) and at the Aerospace Corporation. Kirk grew up in a small town in South Carolina. He has a B.S. from Clemson University and a M.S. from the Air Force Institute of Technology, both in Electrical Engineering. Kirk and his wife Julie have been married for over 35 years and have four children and two grandchildren.