Bachelor in Theology, Southern Missionary College, 1953. Master of Arts, Belin University, 1958. Master of Arts, Spalding University, 1970.
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, Pacific We. University, 1966; Postgraduate, Andrews Theological Seminary, 1974. Doctor of Laws, College St. Thomas, 1982.
Associate pastor, Bucyrus, Ohio., 1955-1956; associate pastor, Akron, Ohio., 1956-1957; pastor, East Liverpool, Ohio., 1957-1960; pastor, Coudersport, Pennsylvania, 1960-1964; pastor, Huntsville, Alabama, 1964-1965; pastor, Louisville, Kentucky, 1965-1971; chaplain, Pleasant Grove Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, 1965-1971; pastor, Springfield, Ohio., 1975-1985; pastor, Wooster, Ohio., 1985-1988; chaplain, Louisville, Kentucky, since 1989. Consultant religious liberty, 1983-1988. Chaplain Jefferson County Court.
President South Oldham Church Council, 1971-1972. Member Ohio conference board education, 1985-1988. With United States Navy, 1943-1946.
Fellow Philosophical Society Great Britain, Huguenot Society, Royal Society Arts. Member Sons of the American Revolution (chaplain Louisville-Thruston chapter 1974-1975), American Academy Religion, Kentucky History Society, Order Founders and Patriots of America, East Liverpool Ministerial Association (secretary, treasurer 1960), Coudersport Ministerial Association (vice president 1963-1964, 1971-1972), Society Kentucky Pioneers, Military Order Foreign Wars.
Married Retha Adkins. Children: Joel, Michael.