Artez is from St. Louis, MO, and he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. He joined Campus Outreach staff for five years and served as the Campus Director for the University of Memphis. Currently, Artez is a Pastoral Resident at Second, working with the young adults in Crossroads, and he is pursuing his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Ebeny, have been married for five years and have two children.