Born in Warren Hospital, Rod was raised on a dairy farm in Bangor Pa. It was while living there that Rod accepted Jesus as his savior at the ripe old age of 6. While living on a farm was busy he also enjoyed several different shooting sports, training horses, and even a few wild mustangs. Besides farming, Rod spent 2 years as a logger in Washington State where he also attended Northwest Bible College. Upon returning to the east coast Rod had a successful career as a Professional Truck Driver and recently retired from Penndot.