Vaughn was born in Livingston, AL, and lived in Eufaula, AL, in his early years, but grew up primarily in Anderson, IN. He received a degree in accounting and a minor in vocal performance from Anderson University while in Anderson. He has a Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Seminary, where he is currently in doctoral studies.
Vaughn began singing at Gaither Studios when he was just twelve years old and sang there until he began ministry at age 25. Vaughn’s call to full-time ministry came while he was touring. He has been serving Clearbranch as Lead Pastor since 2013. He is passionate about people growing in a personal relationship with Jesus as Savior and Lord and creating worship experiences that allow space for people to encounter God. He lives by the mantra of “living life above reproach, but never beyond approach.”
Vaughn married his love, Cindy, in 1997, and they have two children. Their daughter, Ellie, is studying at UAB, and their son, William, is in middle school. Vaughn enjoys fishing, playing golf, tennis, basketball, and most any other sports.