Bachelor in Music Education, Bethel University, St. Paul, 1962. Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, 1966. Master of Arts in Music Performance/Voice, University Northern Colorado, 1967.
DMA in Church Music, University Southern California, 1976.
Minister music and worship Lake Avenue Congressional Church, Pasadena, California, 1970—1980. Professor church music and worship Bethel College and Seminary, St. Paul, 1980—1983, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, since 1983. Guest lectr, conference speaker, seminar leader in field, since 1970.
Educational and liturgical consultant, since 1970.
Member of International Federation for Choral Music, Hymn Society United States and Canada, American Choral Directors Association (life).
Married June Darlene McGillivray, August 1, 1964. Children: Stewart Bruce, Stefani June Massongill.