Bachelor in Journalism, Eastern Washington University, 1973. Master of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976.
Youth director Inland Empire Baptist Association, Spokane, Washington, 1972-1973. Chaplain Forrest Hills Nursing Home, Fort Worth, 1973-1976. Senior adult pastor Overland Baptist Church, St. Louis, 1976-1980.
Pastor Valleyview Baptist Church, Spokane, 1980-1985. Senior pastor 44th Avenue Baptist Church, Seattle, since 1985. Religion editor Spokane Valley Herald, 1980-1985.
Trustee Puget Sound Baptist Association, Seattle, since 1989. Consultant Northwest Baptist Foundation, Portland, Oregon, since 1989. Board directors Northwest Baptist Convention, Portland.
Chairman Spokane County Storm Water Management, 1983-1985. Founder, advisor Friend to Friend of Greater Spokane, 1980-1985. Volunteer American Red Cross, St. Louis, 1976-1980.
Consultant 2d Congressional District Committee on Aging, St. Louis, 1977-1980. With United States Army, 1970-1972. Member National Association Senior Adults, Baptist Senior Adults.
Married Vickie Dawn Clifford, May 8, 1971. Children: Joshua, Emily, Hannah, Rachel.