Larry was born and raised in San Antonio on the south side, one of five kids born to his mother. He was the next to youngest and always getting in trouble. When he was 13 he started helping his mother deliver flowers for her flower shop, and when he was 18 he became an electrician apprentice. Larry worked as an electrician for 42 years. He accepted the Lord Jesus at an early age but had a rocky relationship with God after his 19 year marriage fell apart. Thankfully, the Lord eventually drew him back. He came to work at Alamo City after he retired and has worked with the Mercy Ministries for seven years.