Bachelor of Education, Evansville University, 1966. BTh, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, 1948. Teaching Credentials, University Southeastern Kentucky, 1949.
Minister, First Baptist Church, Monroe City, Missoury, 1948-1954; minister, First Baptist Church, Montgomery City, Missoury, 1954-1956; minister, Forest Avenue Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1956-1962; minister, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Evansville, Indiana, since 1962; consultant, State Welfare Department, Indiana, 1964-1989. President Pastor's Conference, Evansville, 1963-1965, treasurer 1965-1969.
Board directors Hannibal (Missouri) LaGrange University, 1951-1954. Treasurer Girl Scouts United States, Monroe City, 1951-1954. Active Mayor's Human Relations Committee, Evansville, 1978-1982, Civil Defence, State of Indiana, since 1965.
Member local Chamber of Commerce, Masons.
Married Mary Newell O., January 17, 1943. Children: Mary Ann, Carolyn K., Emma Sue.