Tanner was born on May 11, 1988. He grew up in Wewoka, Ok and graduated High School from Holdenville High School. He would then attend Oklahoma Baptist University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Ministry. While attending OBU, he was a member of the baseball team.
In July 2010, he married his wife Skyler and then in August 2015, Skyler would give birth to their daughter Tatum. Tanner started his ministry in 2010 at Quail Springs Baptist Church where he served as the Associate Pastor of Recreation and Community Outreach. He then began his career in Student Ministry in 2011 when he was called to be the Student Pastor at FBC Tecumseh. He would then join the FBCC staff in December 2013.
Tanner enjoys hunting and the outdoors, basketball, golfing, and spending time with his family. Tanner is currently working towards a Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.