Bachelor, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1949. Master of Arts, Peabody College Teachers, 1953. Bachelor of Divinity, Texas Christian University, 1955.
Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Texas Christian University, 1968.
Ordained minister Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1949. Pastor churches in Texas and Washington, 1955—1960, 1970—2004. General secretary World Convention Churches of Christ, Dallas, 1971-1992.
Member general board Christian Church, 1971-1973. President Seattle Christian Church Missionary Union, 1964-1966, Washington-Northern Idaho Convention Christian Churches, 1966. Pastor Park Ave Christian Church, New York City, 1999.
Television panel member American Religious Town Hall, 1988-1997.
Board trustees Northwest Christian College, Eugene, Oregon, 1985-1993. Board directors Melissa Public Library., 1992-1994, I.H.S. Hospital, 1998-2004. Member Thai Christian Foundation, 1996-2004.
With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Disciples of Christ History Society (founder, life member 1992), Religious Convention Managers Association (vice president 1972-1992), American Bible Society (national advisory council 1985-1994).
Son of Percy Anson and Agnes May (Wren) L. M. Mildred Elaine Ferguson, June 16, 1946. 1 daughter, Cynthia Annual.