Colten Shipe grew up in a strong Christian home in Westminster, MD. At the young age of three, he accepted Christ as his Savior. Although he struggled with doubts of his salvation in his teen years, he realized that he had turned to Christ alone for salvation.

In 2010, he moved with his family to Tanzania, East Africa, since his parents had been called to missions there. Over the next seven years, he was blessed to be able to learn Swahili and Tanzanian culture and to be a part of a church plant there. In 2018, he began studying computer science at Bob Jones University. After finishing this degree, he plans to attend seminary to get a Master's degree in biblical studies.