Born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Tony Whiston of Harrogate England and Sue MacDonald of Mobile Alabama. He was raised in Mobile, Alabama. After high school graduation attended Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and minor in Chemistry. Is the father of Christina Michelle (Whiston) Stirm. He married Leslie Read Evans on July 14, 2007 and is a resident (2015) of Mobile Alabama.