George was raised on a cotton/soybean farm in the Mississippi Delta. He accepted Christ at the age of 11 and has been a Christ follower since. He attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. George is a professional engineer and worked for Unocal/Chevron in various drilling engineering and management positions retiring with 43 years of service. He enjoys and has participated on many service and mission events. George has been the husband to Nettie Armistead since 1979 and they have three children.