Dr. Vail was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He became a Christian at age 20 and later received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an Engineer in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry until God called him into vocational ministry in 2000. Dr. Vail has earned a Masters of Art in Religion, a Masters of Divinity, and Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His favorite book of the Bible is James.
Dr. Vail and his wife Kim were married in Virginia Beach in 1987. They have three grown children, Heather, Lindsay, son-in-law Brad, and Caleb, all of who reside in the Charlotte area.