Bachelor in Music Theory-Composition-Piano, Kansas City Conservatory, 1962. Graduate, Iowa State University, 1965. Doctor of Theology, International Theological Seminary, 1985.
Private practice, since 1976. Music director, pianist Yma Sumac and Herb Jeffries, since 1988. Founder, director Wholy Cow, since 1997.
Vice president Hollywood-Wilshire Symphony, 1978-1992, Southern California Motion Picture Council, 1978-1992, Hollywood Opera Club, 1978-1992.
Executive vice president Music and Performing Arts Angels, since 1978. Associate minister, organist International Evangelism Crusades, since 1983. Vice president Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service Guild, 1992-1995.
With United States Navy, 1954-1957. Member American Society Music Arrangers and Composers, Musician's Union, Hollywood Men's Comedy Club, Troupers, Navy League, American Legion Film League, Dexter Grey Foundation Film Advisory Board of Elaine Blythe.
Married Penelope Kraner, November 14, 1965 (divorced June 1969). Children: John, Mark, Kristy: 1 adopted child, Christopher.