Bachelor, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1947. Master of Arts, Winona Lake School Theology, Indiana, 1953. Master of Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 1970.
District Attorney, Middle Tennessee State University, 1975.
Dean men and registrar, Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, 1948-1953; academic dean, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1957-1979; president, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1979-1990; chancellor, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1990-1992.
Christians should engage the culture through discipleship and through participation in the democratic political process in order to fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible.
Member National Association Free Will Baptists (moderator 1954-1960), American Association Bible Colleges (president 1984-1986), Tennessee College Association (president 1990-1991).
Married Laura Jane Coker, June 20, 1947. Children: Jonathan Noel, Laura Jane, Ann Marie, Ruth Irene.