Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1927. Pastor Union City, Georgia, 1924-1925, Concord Park Church, Orlando, Florida, 1925-1926, Cheshire, Connecticut, 1927-1928, Bayshore Church, Tampa, Florida, 1928-1929. Professor of English Bible, Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois, 1929-1935.
Professor, head department religion Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1935-1942. Visiting professor Scarritt College, Nashville, 1939. Pastor Jefferson St. Methodist Church, Natchez, Mississippi, 1942-1945, First Methodist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1945-1949, Capitol Street Methodist Church, Jackson, 1949-1952.
Editor of church school publications Methodist Church, Nashville, 1953-1972. Minister education Brentwood (Tennessee) United Methodist Church, 1972-1984. Chairman board ministerial training Mississippi Meth Conference, 1940-1944, 48-52.
Member general board National Council Churches of Christ, 1954-1966, member Executive Board department educational development, 1964-1972. Trustee Scarritt College, since 1964.