Tyler was raised in a Christian home and got saved at the age of fifteen. He surrendered to preach at the age of eighteen. He started studying at Grace Baptist Bible Institute to prepare for his call into ministry. He then made his way down to Peru for an internship that was required by his school. While he was there, he met his wife Gretchen, and they were married in December of 2004.
After marrying, Tyler and Gretchen went back to Peru so Tyler could finish his studies under Chris Gardner. While there, they had their first child Nora in 2007. Tyler finished up his studies and preparation after two years of being there, and they made their way back to the states for deputation. In 2009, they had their second child Judson who was born in Georgia.
Tyler and his family left for the field of North Africa in July 2010. He has been learning Arabic and been using the Spanish he learned while in Peru to work in both countries of Spain and Morocco. He has been travelling back and forth between the two countries every week. Tyler has seen God do great things in the past year with the Arabic people, and he continues to work hard so they all can hear about the one true God.