Gerald was born in Greenville, SC. He attended the University of South Carolina on a full Track and Field scholarship. He had the opportunity of earning All-American status in track as well as academics. He then went on to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. It was there that he realized his passion for dental missions and impacting lives for Christ through dentistry. He has been on several dental missions teams to Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Today, he works as a dentist in Atascocita, Texas and is a husband and father to two beautiful children.