Ghent grew up in Bartlesville, OK, where he graduated from Sooner High School in 1982 – “The Last of the Spartans.” He then graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986, and worked for NCR Corp. in Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA. While in Atlanta, he went to work for a commercial specialty insurance company that eventually moved him to Enid, OK. In 1995, he joined Baker-Harris Insurance, and in 2008, he and his wife, Jil, purchased the Agency and changed the name to Baker-Harris-Hopkins.
He and Jil have 7 children between them and 3 grand-daughters. He enjoys drumming, motorcycling, OU Football, reading, running and theology.