Kirk grew up in Ohio. He trusted Christ as Savior as a child and was called into vocational ministry as a teenager. He and Sharon have been married for 50 years. They have been blessed with 4 children, 16 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Kirk is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has considered it a privilege to serve as pastor to several churches over 43 years. After retirement, Sharon and he moved to Arlington to be near their first-born daughter and family. They have been a part of Cherrydale Baptist since January 2018 and have enjoyed being a part of a small group and teaching the word in Sunday School.