Although Wayne was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the majority of his youth was spent living in the foothills near Denver, Colorado. Wayne became a Christian in 4th grade while attending vacation bible school. It was there that he heard the Gospel of Christ shared in a way that led him to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. As a high school student, Wayne was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes until graduating in 1974. Following high school, he was offered a basketball scholarship to attend Grand Canyon University. During his freshman year, Wayne met Cindy his wife and the love of his life. Cindy and Wayne have two very special daughters, Nicole and Natalie. Nicole lives in Phoenix with her precious 5-year-old daughter, Elle. Natalie and her husband Joshua live in Tucson, where they are raising Keegan, age 3, Cason age 4, and Aryanna, age 9. Cindy and Wayne have been blessed with two high energy and rambunctious grandsons, and two outgoing and exceptional granddaughters. All four grandchildren bring endless joy to the family.