Brother Lines grew up in Utah. He served in the Costa Rica, San Jose Mission. Brother Lines completed a BS in Physics from BYU. He received his MS and PhD in Physics from New Mexico State University. He has worked for the Army Research Laboratory and for several major defense companies. He worked in atmospheric science and remote sensing for ITT Industries in Rochester, NY, for six years before coming to BYU-Idaho. He and his wife Christine have three children. Brother Lines enjoys hiking, camping, reading, music, art, and spending time with his family.