Bachelor, Bob Jones University, 1949. Doctor of Theology (honorary), Evangelical Seminary, Petropolis, Brazil, 1978. Doctor of Letters (honorary), California Graduate School Theology, 1982.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Oral Roberts University, 1988.
Pastor, Evangelistic Tabernacle, Port Arthur, Texas, 1950-1952;
founder, pastor, Word of Faith Christian Fellowship, New Orleans, since 1953;
president, Word of Faith College, New Orleans, since 1970;
founder, chairman, World Fellowship of Mins., since 1990. Executive Board directors Church Growth International, Seoul, Republic of Korea, since 1983. Chairman Network Christian Ministries, New Orleans, 1985-1990.
RegentOral Roberts U., Tulsa, since 1987. Vice chairman Charismatic Bible Ministries, Tulsa, since 1988.
Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946.
Married Barbara Jean Self, February 11, 1950. Children: Michael Edward, Cynthia Jeanne Green Crider.