Bachelor, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1952. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1974. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1956.
Pastor, Sowers Baptist Church, Irving, Texas, 1954-1957; pastor, First Baptist Church, Headland, Alabama, 1957-1959; pastor, Grace Temple Baptist Church, Denton, Texas, 1959-1961; pastor, First Baptist Church, Durant, Oklahoma, 1961; pastor, First Baptist Church, Atmore, Alabama, 1961-1963; pastor, Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, Alabama, 1963-1971; associate executive, Alabama Baptist Convention, Montgomery, since 1971.
Married Margaret Joan Cook, September 2, 1950. Children: Susan Joan, Melanie Carol, Leisa Ellen, Starla Dawn.