Pastor Art came to Toulon to serve as pastor in February of 2002. He and his wife Jennifer have committed themselves to ministering in the community in whatever capacity available. They have five children, three of which have been born since arriving in Toulon. Their oldest two sons have graduated from Maranatha Baptist University, the alma mater of both Art and Jennifer. Their oldest is currently a United States Marine. The second oldest is serving at the Wilds camp in Brevard, NC. The younger three children are being home-schooled.
Pastor Art is currently a Toulon city council member and serves as a chaplain for both the Toulon Fire Department and the Toulon Police Department.