Bachelor in History and Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1972; Master of Divinity, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois, 1976.
Pastor youth, 1st Baptist Church, Berwyn, Illinois, 1975-1976; pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 1976-1978; pastor, Main St. Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois, 1978-1982; pastor, 1st Baptist Church, El Paso, Illinois, 1982-1990; pastor, 1st Baptist Richland Center and Ash Ridge (Wisconsin) Baptist Church, 1990-1992; pastor, North Baptist Church, Port Chester, New York, 1992-1996; pastor, Buxton (Maine) Center Baptist Church, since 1997. Member American Baptist Church/GRR Task Force on Criminal Justice, Springfield, Illinois, 1980-1982. Delegate American Baptist Church United States of America Biennial Convs., Carbondale, Illinois, 1979, Cleveland, 1983, Milwaukee, 1989, Charleston, West Virginia, 1991.
Republican Woodford County (Illinois) Citizens Advisory Board, Eureka, 1990, Sauk County (Wisconsin) Library. Board, Reedsburg, 1977-1978. Member Roger Williams Fellowship, El Paso Ministerial Association (president 1983-1990), Kiwanis, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mason, Optimist, Rotary.
Married Roberta Nye, June 26, 1976. Children: Nicole, Kimberly, Jennifer, John Michael, Shannaray, David, Shivon, Tyrone, Shawn.