Bachelor in History, University Memphis, 1965. Bachelor in Sacred Music, Moody Bible Institute, 1968. Master of Music, American Conservatory Music, 1979.
Teacher Millington Central High School, Tennessee, 1968—1969. Music director studio production Trans World Radio, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, 1969—1977. Assistant pastor, minister music First Baptist Church, Wheaton, Illinois, 1979—1983.
Professor sacred music Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1982—2005. Retired, 2005
Conductor Women's Concert Choir and Bell Ensemble, Chicago, 1982—2005.
Board member cottager committee Cedar Lake Bible Conference Center, Indiana, 1999—2005, chairman cottager committee, 1982—2005. Member of National Association Teachers Singing, American Guild English Handbell Ringers, American Choral Directors Association.
Son of Nathaniel A. and Mollie Harris Thompson, Junior. Married Billie Sue Pietsch, June 1, 1968. Children: Charles Spurgeon II, William Nathaniel.