Bachelor, Georgetown College, 1957. Master of Music, Southern Seminary School Music, 1959.
Minister of music, First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1959-1964; minister of music, First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, 1964-1966; associate professor music, Baylor University, Waco, 1964-1966; music editor, Broadman Press, Nashville, 1966-1973; vice president, general manager, Triune Music, Nashville, 1973-1979; executive vice president, Lorenz Creative Superior vena cava syndrome, Nashville, 1979-1982; president, Lorenz Creative Superior vena cava syndrome, Nashville, since 1982; vice president Gospel music division, BMG Public, Nashville, since 1990. Member of advisory board Belmont Music Program, Nashville, 1978-1980, 96.
Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Country Music Association, National Songwriters Association, Gospel Music Association (board directors 1979-1987, 90-96, chairman 1985-1986). Clubs: Richland Country (Nashville).
Married Flora Jacobs, February 12, 1954 (divorced June 1976). Children: Kim, Craig. Married Linda Miller, June 10, 1977.