Bachelor, Simpson College, 1955. Bachelor, Wheaton College, 1958. Master of Divinity, Golden Gate Seminary, 1968.
Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, 1976.
Pastor, Alliance Church, Wenatchee, Washington, 1958-1962; dean students, professor, Simpson College, Redding, California, 1962-1972; professor Old Testament, Columbia (South Carolina.) Bible College, 1976-1977; professor Old Testament and Archaeology, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, New York, since 1977. Member ordaining county Metropolitan District Christian and Missionary Alliance, North Plainfield, New York, 1981-1990. Member board of managers Christian and Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1990.
Member Society Biblical Literature, American Schools Oriental Research, Near East Archaeology Society, Biblical Archaeology Society, Israel Exploration Society, Delta Epsilon Chi.
Married Dorothy Jeanne SWeem, August 31, 1957. Children: Debra Ann Denyer Hammond, Donna Lee Denyer Opperman, Douglas Jay.