Spencer came to Kennett in 1995, six months after marrying Melissa, who is from Paragould. They met while he attended Crowley’s Ridge College and she worked at Burger King. They have two children, Noah and Abby. Melissa teaches second grade and has a masters from Arkansas State. Spencer has a Bachelors Degree from Freed-Hardeman and an Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry from Harding Graduate School in Memphis.