AB, BTh, Northwest Nazarene College, 1949. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1952. Master of Divinity, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1952.
Master of Theology, Burton Seminary, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1974. Doctor of Theology, International Seminary, 1994.
President, South African Nazarene Theological Seminary, Florida Transvaal, Africa, 1955-1967;
president, Nazarene Bible Seminary, Lourenzo Marques, Mozambique, 1967-1973;
president, Nazarene Bible Seminary, Campinas, Brazil, 1974-1976;
professor missions, N.W. Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho., 1976;
professor theology, Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1976-1997. Chairman, founder committee higher theological education Church of Nazarene in Africa, 1967-1974. Secretary All African Nazarene Mission Executive, 1967-1974.
Official Christian Council Mozambique, 1952-1974.
Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member Society Christian Philosophers, Evangelical Theological Society, American Schools Orientan Research, American Society Missiology, Association Evangelical Missions Professors.
Married Mary Elizabeth Owen, September 21, 1947 (deceased June 1982). Children: Douglas Jerry, David Floyd, Sheryl Pauline. Married Phyllis Genevra Hartley, July 14, 1984.