Justin grew up in a small town in Michigan. He was blessed to be born to Christian parents, whose lives and instruction God used to point him to Christ. For undergrad, he attended Cedarville University, majoring in Prelaw. While at Cedarville, he studied abroad at Oxford University, where he met (and later married) a girl in his program, Catherine. After graduation, he moved to Chicagoland to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he is currently finishing up his Master of Divinity.