McKenzie was born and raised in the small town of Kershaw, South Carolina and was saved as a young teenager. From that point forward, he noticed a desire to learn and grow in the things of God and an interest in the ministry. After high school, he attended the University of South Carolina Lancaster where he played soccer for one year. In 2017, he began attending Fruitland Baptist Bible college where he earned an A.A in Religious Studies and Christian Ministry—this is what brought him to the Asheville area and then to CBC. Shortly after this, in July of 2019, he married his wife, Abby. He is currently continuing his education online at Spurgeon College while he serves on staff here at CBC as a Pastoral Assistant.
McKenzie is into hanging with friends, South Carolina Gamecocks football, and running. He and Abby look forward to growing their hiking and tent camping experience.