Rev. Pratt grew up in the Southwest portion of Fort Worth where he attended Southwest High School. He completed his undergraduate work at TCU and went on to Perkins School of Theology where he received his Masters of Theology degree. Prior to being appointed to Arborlawn, Bayard served churches in Fort Worth, Georgetown and Arlington. Bayard and his wife, Louann, have been married 34 years and have two children. In his spare time Bayard enjoys reading, listening to jazz and playing golf.