Bachelor, Baylor University, 1944. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Baylor University, 1979. Master of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1947.
Doctor of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1949. Doctor of Divinity, William Jewell College, 1966. Doctor of Divinity, Louisiana College, 1989.
Director Baptist student activities colleges in Houston, 1949-1950. Pastor First Baptist Church, Gonzales, Texas, 1950-1953. Director Christian life commission Baptist General Convention Texas, 1953-1960.
Executive director, treasurer Christian life commission Southern Baptist Convention, 1960-1987, executive officer for development, 1987-1988. Chairman Southern Baptist inter-agency council, 1965-1967. Willson lecturer applied Christianity Wayland Baptist College, 1963.
Christian ethics lecturer Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon-Zurich, Switzerland, 1966. Layne lecturer New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1974. Jones lecturer Union University, 1976.
Staley Distinguished Christian scholar/lecturer Louisiana College, 1981. Simpson lecturer Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, 1982. H.I. Hester lecturer on preaching Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984.
Belote lecturer Christian ethics Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990. Co-chairman commission religious liberty and human rights Baptist World Alliance, 1966-1975, chairman commission Christian ethics, 1976-1980, member general council, 1976-1980. Member Nashville Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, 1966-1978, President's Commission for National Agenda for the Eighties, 1980.
Guest columnist United States of America Today. Lecturer on Christian ethics Bible Institute for Evangelism and Missions, St. Petersburg, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1991. Co-chairman Baylor University Heritage Club, 2000-2001.
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President Center for Christian Ethics, since 1990. Trustee Interfaith Alliance, since 1994, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 1960-1993, president, 1989-1993. Board directors Baptist Joint Committee Public Affairs, 1960-1987, Churches Center Theology and Public Policy, 1976-1987, T.B. Maston Foundation, Texans Against Gambling.
Member board fellows Interpreter's House, 1967-1978, Center for Dialogue and Development, 1987-1996. Member American Society Christian Ethics.
Married Mary Louise Valentine, May 6, 1947. Children: Mary Jean, Carol Elizabeth, Susan Foy.