He became a Quaker minister and the headmaster of the Friends" Bible School in Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1907, he succeeded Aaron Merritt Hills as the president of Peniel College in Greenville, Texas. He was elected general superintendent in 1908, remaining in that position through 1911.
He also served as a vital force in the Church"s educational works in general.
lieutenant placed emphasis on the basic themes of Holiness theology, and was later used by theologians like A. M. Hills and H. Orton Wiley as one of the foundations of their own thinking.