Tiv grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Emory University in 1994 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1998. Tiv was raised in a church home with many godly examples in his family. However, Tiv believes that he really came to know and trust in Christ while in college through the help of a friend at the time, who encouraged him to become involved in his church community. Tiv has enjoyed volunteering in the children’s ministry at West Charlotte Church at Freedom and leading his community group. Additionally, Tiv has had the privilege of participating in several short term medical mission trips to Togo, West Africa over the past several years. Tiv has been married to his wife Denise for over 24 years and through this union they have three wonderful children (Philip, Samuel and Rachel). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, reading and exercising.