AB, Transylvania University, 1949. Bachelor's Degree, Lexington (Kentucky) Theological Seminary, 1952. Doctor of Education, Duke University, 1963.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), William Woods College, 1978.
Minister, Wendell (North Carolina) Christian Church, 1952-1953; professor, Atlantic Christian College (name now Barton College), Wilson, North Carolina, 1953-1991; chair department religion and philosophy, Atlantic Christian College (name now Barton College), Wilson, North Carolina, 1981-1991; minister, Dudley (North Carolina) Christian Church, since 1954. President Christian Churches in North Carolina, 1963.
Founder Wilson Crisis Center, 1971. member Wilson County Ministerial Association (president 1985), Alpha Theta Zi, Kappa Delta Pi, Theta Alpha Kappa.
Married Ava Glyn High, August 20, 1949. Children: Cindy, Rhine, Tim.