A Texas native, Kirk spent ten years working in the Christian publishing industry prior to transitioning into pastoral ministry. He moved to San Antonio to start CrossBridge in 2003. Kirk and his wife Debbie have known each other since elementary school, though they didn’t get married until junior high (just kidding). They have been close friends for over 40 years and married since 1993 (Kirk was slow to recognize that friends can make great mates). They have three sweet daughters.