Tullian is a graduate of Columbia International University, where he received a degree in Philosophy, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, where he earned his Master of Divinity. A grandson of (Evangelist) Billy and Ruth Graham, Tullian was the Founding Pastor of the former New City Church (in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) which merged with the historic Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in 2009. He served there as Senior Pastor until June 2015.
A pastor from California traveled to Idaho to give a stranger a priceless, life-saving gift. While he was surprised by the request, Matt Van Peursem didn't hesitate to answer the request for a bone marrow donation.