Pastor Travis was born in Knoxville, TN and raised mostly in Jefferson County where he went to school and graduated. He was saved at the age of 15 and filled with the baptism of the Holy Spirit at 16. Travis met the love of his life, Noelle NeSmith, in 2010. Noelle was born and raised in Morristown, TN and graduated from Morristown East High School. They married in May of 2011. Shortly after, Travis heard the strong-irrefutable call of God to not only teach and be a youth leader but to preach the hope and power of Jesus Christ. He began to preach at every opportunity and share the Gospel. After serving Word of Life Church (Talbott) and Compassion Church as the Youth Pastor for a total of six years, he was then called to the role of Lead Pastor of Compassion Church. Pastor Travis has a sincere passion and burden to reach the lost and to encourage and empower Christians.