Jeff Larkin was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1980 and has been practicing pharmacy ever since, currently at Express Scripts. He moved to Arizona in 1981 and became a Christian in a Baptist church in Globe in 1991. A few years later, he moved to Mesa and attended Phoenix Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1996. He has been an elder at Cornerstone Church since 1997.