Bachelor, Atlantic Christian College, 1939. Master of Religious Education, Lexington Theological Seminary, 1942. Bachelor's Degree, Duke University, 1946.
Doctor of Theology, Iliff School Theology, 1952.
Minister, First CHristian Church, Richlands, North Carolina, 1942-1947; minister, First CHristian Church, Danville, Virginia, 1947-1948; professor religion, Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, North Carolina, 1948-1950; minister, First Christian Church, Hampton, Virginia, 1951-1957; minister, First Christian Church, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1957-1961; professor religion, chair humanities area, William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1961-1982; professor emeritus religion, William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, since 1982.
Board of directors Callaway County History Society, Fulton, Missouri, 1990. Member American Academy Religion, Disciples of Christ History Society, State History Society Missouri, Masons.
Married Margaret Geneva Cook, June 1, 1943. Children: Griffith Askew Junior, John Charles.