Bachelor, Prairie View University, 1951. Master of Arts, DePaul University, 1958. Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1979.
Postal clerk, United States Post Office, Chicago, 1954-1957; teacher history, Manley & Harlan, Chicago, 1957-1975; pastor, Wallace Chapel, Summit, New Jersey, 1975-1982; pastor, Soldiers Memorial, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1982-1984; pastor, Bethlehem, Gary, Indiana, 1984-1986; pastor, St. Paul, Toledo, Ohio., 1986-1996; presiding elder, Chicago District, since 1996. Pastor St. Matthew-Gooden & Bethlehem, Chicago and Gary, 1960-1975.
With United States Army, 1951-1954.
Married Mattie Olivia Walker, August 2, 1958. Children: Gary J., Sharon D.