Byron was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina by two godly parents who adopted him five weeks after his birth. Although he was raised in the church and the grandson of a pastor, he persistently went his own way and pursued his own desires through his college years. After entering the corporate workforce with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising, the Lord drew him towards salvation and he made a true commitment to accepting and following Jesus Christ.
Months after submitting to Christ, Byron began serving in lay ministry; leading in young adult, men’s and outreach ministries at his former church in Daytona Beach, Florida. While serving and engaging in the study of the Bible, he felt a call to ministry and is now pursuing a Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Byron is the father of a young son, a newborn daughter and the husband of Kimyatta Cogdell.