Neil was born in 1953 and was raised in a Jewish home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before moving to Miami, Florida as a teenager. He first heard the Gospel from his brother Perry who was saved and delivered from drug use by God’s power. Neil heard the Gospel, and in 1971, surrendered his life to the call of God. Immediately, he sensed a call to the work of God and began to prepare for it. Since that time, Neil has pastored several churches and has and continues to travel widely both in the U.S. and abroad. Neil is a gifted teacher with an in-depth knowledge of Scripture whose teaching gift has helped many. Neil currently serves as the team leader for MasterBuilders, a network of New Testament churches in the US, Puerto Rico, and The Dominican Republic.
Neil and his wife Shelly have three sons, Micah, Joel, who is married to Hannah, and David.