Kyle grew up in Southern California and attended Grace Baptist Church for the first 20 years of his life. He earned his B.A. at The Master’s College in Biblical Exposition as well as Counseling, and then he graduated from Talbot Theological School with a M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries. Kyle was led into ministry at the age of 15 when he attended a youth conference in the Santa Clarita Valley. He knows that preaching the Word of God and shepherding the hearts of God’s people is his purpose in this life.
When he was in school, he had the privilege of walking in the land of Jesus and learning the Bible from some of the most accomplished professors in Israel. He has been there twice for a total time of 6 months, and it was one of the greatest experiences in his life. His passion for explaining the Word of God has only grown due to his studies in Israel, and it certainly helps him to understand more of the Bible.
Kyle was brought up in a Christian home under two godly parents, Ken and Beckie Ruggles. Ken worked as a CFO for Spears Manufacturing Company, but is now retired and is very involved in church ministry. Beckie was a school teacher and also loves to be involved in ministry.
At the age of 8 on the way home from the beach, Kyle came to know the Lord. The process was quite simple: He knew that he would be accountable to an eternal, immortal, all knowing and all powerful God as he sat and looked over the ocean. Having heard the Gospel many times at his church, it was simple math at that point. The only way to escape the judgment of a holy God was to place all of one’s hope and trust in the person and work of Christ. On that summer day, Kyle gave his life to Christ and God gave him the gift of salvation.
Kyle fell in love with Meisha Preston and on November 1, 2015 they were married. Kyle’s favorite aspect of life now is to know his wife better so that they can grow in their relationship. They have been blessed with two great children: Abigail and John.
While family and ministry are important, the most enjoyable aspect about life to him is knowing Jesus Christ, loving Him and living for His glory. Christianity, or ministry, is not a profession to be sold, rather it is a conviction that Kyle personally holds to and it is the most vital aspect of his life.