Born into a Nazarene Pastor’s home, Marvin grew up in the church under the watchful care of a godly father and mother. Rev. John V. Frederick, Marvin’s father, spent more than 60 years ministering the Good News of Jesus as a Pastor, Evangelist, and District Superintendent in North and South Carolina. Marvin’s call into ministry came in his late thirties, so he resigned from his management position with Ice Capades, Inc. and enrolled at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Marvin earned a dual degree in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies.