Robert Cunningham was born and raised in Lexington, graduating from Henry Clay High School in 1998. As a child, he received the basics of the Christian faith from his family and church, but it was through the ministry of Young Life that he first embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He attended Murray State University receiving his Bachelor’s in Communications. During these formative years, his faith was nurtured and refined through various campus ministries, involvement in the local church, personal studies, and most importantly a fellowship with men who still remain his closest friends. This was also the time when he came to understand and love the doctrines of reformed Presbyterian theology.