Fleda Mulkey and Bob Mulkey grew up in Easley, SC. They were married In 1965 then moved to Louisville, KY where Bob began his studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and where Fleda earned her AA degree at Kentucky Southern College. Bob would go on to earn the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Theology degrees at Southern, and Fleda would go on to earn her BA in Early Childhood Studies at the University of South Carolina and the Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova University in Florida. Their son, John Marc, was born in 1970 at Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville. Bob was the pastor of West Side Baptist Church in Louisville at the time. Their daughter, Lydia, was born in Columbia, SC in 1983. Bob was the pastor of Greenlawn Baptist Church. Fleda’s career in public schools was as a Kindergarten teacher and an Educational Resource Teacher. In 1983, the Mulkey's were called to DeLand to serve the First Baptist Church. In 2006, Bob was called to serve as Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Port Orange. In 2013, Bob and Fleda helped to start New Covenant Baptist Church in DeLand, Florida.