Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1925. Pastor Baptist Church Orient, Illinois, 1926, Baptist chs., Rossville and Gallaway, Tennessee, 1928-1929, Barlow, Bandana, Kentucky Bapt chs., 1930-1932. Pastor East Baptist Church, Paducah, Kentucky, 1932-1943, First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, Mississippi, 1943-1947, First Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1947-1956.
Associate executive secretary Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, Jackson, 1956-1959. Editor The Baptist Record, Jackson, 1959-1976. Vice president Mississippi Baptist Convention, 1954.
Member annuity board Southern Baptist Convention, 1949-1956. Member Baptist joint committee public affairs, Washington, 1963-1969. Named Kentucky colonel, 1961.
Citations Broadman Press, Nashville, 1976, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976, Mississippi College, 1976.
Born August 19, 1908