Pepper was born and raised in Southern California. He came to know Christ while serving in the U.S. Air Force. During his four years of active duty, he became an instructor gunner on B-52s. When his commitment in the Air Force was complete, he attended San Diego Christian College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.
He later moved to Memphis to attend Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. While at Mid-America, he served as an intern in the Military Ministry of Bellevue Baptist Church and began taking mission trips to Eastern Europe.
After graduating from Mid-America with a MDiv. Pepper served in Albania for two years with the International Mission Board. When he returned to Memphis, he met someone who taught him how to see ministry from a totally new perspective. This person modeled how someone could intentionally build into the life of others with the goal of impacting the whole world for Christ. In 2002, he moved to Costa Rica and spent a year learning Spanish.
Pepper comes to us after having served on a church planting team in the capital city of Honduras. He has traveled to all 50 states and 55 countries.
He went to Honduras single and came back married to a beautiful, godly and gifted young woman named Gabriela. She enjoys investing her life in young women. Her hobbies include photography and cooking.
Pepper enjoys playing basketball, waterskiing and road biking.