Marvin McKenzie became a Christian at age eighteen. He has spent thirty years in the Baptist ministry planting and pastoring churches in Washington and Oregon. He also served as the Exective Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK.
Marvin has been married to Anita for thirty four years. Their two sons, Bohannan and Caleb, are Baptist pastors in Washington state.