Travis, his wife, Staci, and son, Jeremiah, moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2013. Born in Greenville, S.C., Travis spent most of his life in the buckle of the Bible belt. Before moving to Salt Lake City, he was a professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., for nearly a decade and taught in the areas of philosophy, apologetics and world religions. His doctoral work focused on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, knowledge he uses every day. Kerns’ passion in ministry is seeing unbelievers come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and seeing believers develop a love for evangelism and discipleship through the local church. His passions alongside vocational ministry revolve around his family, hunting, fishing and cycling.