Pastor Tunnell was saved at the age of five. He grew up under the ministry of Dr. Dave Hardy at Eastland Baptist Church in Tulsa. After high school, he served in the US Navy. After the Navy, he attended Bible College, where he met Jeanette and they were married in August of 1995. He graduated with a degree in pastoral studies in 1996. He furthered his education and received a Master’s in Biblical Counseling in 2001. Furgus and Jeanette have served the Lord in various ministries over the years, the most recent being Westbrook Baptist Church in Clovis, New Mexico, where he has pastored since 2004. They have four children: Gary, Hannah, Sarah and Leah.