A native of Winston-Salem, Brent grew up in the Moravian Church, which has a long musical heritage. He earned his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University. After being the music director at Christ Lutheran in Hickory, he joined the staff at SSELCA in 2017. Brent also works full time as a senior sales associate at Music & Arts in Hickory.
Brent has lived in Hickory for over 30 years and is married to Carol and has a daughter, Lauren.