Perry was born in Jackson, Mississippi. In his mid-twenties, he joined the Mississippi Air National Guard, where he served our country working as an Aircraft Loadmaster on the C-141 Starlifter. During his military service, Perry participated in Hurricane Hugo Relief, flying supplies to the Virgin Islands. He also served in Operation Just Cause, the invasion of Panama in December 1989. He left the military after serving in the Persian Gulf War, also called Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

It was while in the military that he met his wife while on a trip to England. She was on a temporary assignment with the Ohio National Guard, and he was a member of the aircrew flying her unit back to Ohio. The two met on the airplane shortly after takeoff and talked for hours. Yes, hours. And their conversation has been going on for over 30 years.

Not long after the two got married, Perry felt the call to ministry, and so, he went back to college, attending Mississippi College, where he studied Christian Philosophy and Bible. After graduation, the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

For nearly twenty years, Perry served as a Pastor in Mississippi, Texas, Illinois, and Iowa. It was in Iowa, where he began working on his first book, Twisted Wolf.

Now, Perry and his wife, along with their little dog Max, live in eastern Tennesee. They have two grown sons and four grandkids