Joyce O'Bryant was raised in a Christian home in the mountains of Virginia. From there, she attended a Christian college where she met her husband of 41 years. She now lives in Hampton Roads, specifically, Yorktown, Virginia where she attends New Covenant Church in Hampton, Virginia. Joyce has spent the last 25 years working in Christian education. Her experience includes teaching 11th/12th grade college-prep writing, and working as a principal of both a Christian high school and a Christian elementary school.