Party affiliation: Republican
Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1951. Minister First Baptist Church, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 1957-1965, River Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, 1965-1972. Associate professor Houston Baptist University, 1972-1975.
Professional speaker and management consultant, since 1975. President West and Associates, Houston, since 1975, E&W Equinenutritional Specialites, Inc. Owner, president Seroyal Southcen.
Inc., 1982-1989; officer Professional Health Products Ltd.
Author: Free to Be Me, 1971, How to Survive Stress, 1980, The Platform to Success, 1982. Contributing editor: Industrial Distribution magazine, since 1979. Contributor articles to various publications Board directors Baptist Convention Oklahoma, 1958-1965.
Trustee Houston Baptist University, 1966-1972, member executive committee, 1970-1971.