When Trent's parents divorced in the early 1970s, Trent stayed with his maternal Grandparents (who raised him) and his younger sister Terra stayed with their mother. As a child, Trent was in the boyscouts, skateboarded, built model planes, and played the piano (according to his grandfather). Trent's piano teacher (Rita Beglin) compared Trent's piano playing to Harry Connick Jr. In high school Trent was clean cut, handsome and popular. He played the tenor sax and keyboards in his high school jazz and marching bands. He was also voted best in drama by classmates and performed in local rock bands. No, he was not abused as a child, and has never claimed to be. He was also definitely a local youth pastor.