AB, Upland (California) College, 1952. ThB, Upland (California) College, 1953. Master of Arts, University Western Ontario, London, 1955.
Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966.
Principal Niagara Christian College, Fort Erie, Ontario, 1956-1958. Professor history and English literature Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, 1963-2000, emeritus professor history and English literature, since 2000. Member publications board Brethren in Christ Church, 1958-1961, Board Administration, 1984-1990, Board for Ministry and Doctrine, 1984-1990, assistant moderator, 1986-1988, archivist, 1979-2000.
Committee member Eastern Mennonite College and Seminary, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1990-1994. Executive board member Conference on Faith and History. Executive director Brethren in Christ History Society, 1994-1998.
Director Center for Brethren in Christ Studies, 1994-2000.
Member Canada History Association, American History Association.
Married Leone Dearing, August 11, 1951. Children: Karen Redfearn, Donna Gable.