Bachelor, Abilene Christian University, 1949. Bachelor of Religious Education, College of the Bible, 1966. Master of Arts, Master of Religious Education, National Christian University, 1968.
Master of Theology, National Christian University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, National Christian University, 1969. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Ohio Christian College, 1968.
Minister Church of Christ, Olden, Texas, 1946-1949, Barrackville, West Virginia, 1949-1962, Parkersburg, 1962-1966, St. Mary's, 1966-1977, Shinnston, 1977-1990, Fairmont, 1990-1996, Mount Nebo, 1990-1996, Pleasant Valley, since 1996. Instructor Ohio Valley College, Parkersburg, 1964-1966. Professor National Christian University, Fort Worth, 1968-1978.
Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member Southern Association Marriage Counselors, American Numismatic Association.
Married Vonda Jean Tuttle, August 7, 1949. Children: Teresa Darlene, Deborah Lalene, Earl P. II, David Paul.