Bart was born in Huntsville, Alabama but spent his childhood and teenage years in Birmingham. He attended Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1992. After graduating from Auburn, Bart began attending Reformed Theological Seminary at both the Jackson campus and then finishing his MDiv at the Charlotte campus in 1996. Bart is married to Allison Lester of Savannah, Georgia. Bart and Allison have five children: Caroline, Barton, Oliver, Thomas, and John Bennett. Bart joined the Eastwood staff in 1996.