Fred grew up in Victor, NY, a small village near Rochester, NY. Fred earned a bachelor of Music Education degree from Mars Hill College. A MFA and Master in School Administration from ASU.
Fred married Sara Spicer in 1970; he has a son Paul, and daughter-in-law Laura, and Grandson; Liam
In addition to music, Fred likes to hunt, fish, and grow flowers. He retired after directing the band at North Wilkes High School, and it foster schools for 33 years.
Prior to beginning his ministry at Boonville Baptist Church he served as a deacon and was active in First Baptist Church, North Wilkesboro.