Born and raised in Virginia, Kirk obtained his B.A. from Emory & Henry College and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. He has served in the ministry for 33 years throughout Virginia and served as a delegate to Jurisdictional and General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Kirk arrived at Braddock Street Church in July 2012. Kirk and his wife Stefanie are the parents of two adult children, Gary and Maggie.