Bachelor, Hope College, 1948. Master of Divinity, Western Theological Seminary, 1951. Doctor of Divinity, Whitworth College, 1974.
Pastor, Jamestown (Michigan) Reformed Church, 1951-1953; pastor, Midland (Michigan) Reformed Church, 1953-1958; senior pastor, 1st Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1958-1964; associate pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, California, 1964-1969; executive pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Hollywood, California, 1973-1979; senior pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield, California, since 1986; executive, Seattle Presbery, 1969-1973; chaplain, Los Angeles Police Department, 1975-1979; Flora Lampson Hewlett professor evangelism and mission, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselma, California, 1979-1986; dean, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselma, California, 1983-1986; professor emeritus, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselma, California, since 1989. Adjunct Professor Fuller Theological Seminary.
Member Kern County Human Relations Commission. Chairman Hollywood Development Commission, Los Angeles, 1976-1979. Board directors Bethany Service Center, Bakersfield, Kern County Food Banks, Inc., Bakersfield, Friends Outside Agency, Bakersfield, Frontier Fellowship Presbyterian Church.
Member governing board National Council Churches of Christ, 1988-1991. Member National Association Professors of Mission, Rotary.
Married Marian Schroeder, June 24, 1949. Children: Richard, Joyce, Jean, Carol, Douglas, Steven.