Dr. Kurt Genteman received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1969 from the University of Illinois. After serving three years as an officer in the United States Navy, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, his last capacity as Assistant General Auditor. During this period, he pursued graduate studies at Georgia State University. In 1977 he graduated with a Masters of Business Administration and in 1979 he earned the Masters of Professional Accountancy. In 1980 he successfully completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee. Subsequently he was the General Auditor for a major Atlanta bank and later became the Chief Financial Officer for an international Christian ministry. In 1986 he formed Computer Synectics, Inc., a computer consulting business and in 2016, founded Strategic Internet Marketing, LLC.
In 1995, together with his wife he pioneered Vine Life Ministries, Inc. While pastoring Vine Life, he developed a passion for seeing the fullness of the Kingdom of God revealed in Athens, GA, more specifically, as it impacted those living in poverty. Concomitantly, because of his extensive business background his vision was to bring Kingdom principles to the business sector. Together they led Kurt to pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
With his wife, Laurel, the couple has three grown children and seven grandchildren.