Coy joined Huntsville First UMC in June of 1986. After graduating with his Masters of Divinity degree from Emory University, he moved back to North Alabama and has since served seven Methodist congregations in the past 35 years. Coy has also served as an Army National Guard Chaplain for 28 years and was promoted to Colonel in December of 2008. He currently serves as the State Chaplain for Alabama at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. Coy is married to Karen and he has two daughters, Rachel and Naomi.