BTh, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1944. Master of Arts, Wheaton College, 1968.
Senior pastor Union Grove (Wisconsin) Baptist, 1942-1944, Bethany Baptist, Chicago, 1944-1949. Director church relations Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society, Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois, 1949-1956, assistant to general director, 1956-1963, editor, administrative staff, 1963-1981. Public secretary Conservative Baptist Association, Wheaton, 1981-1993.
Son of Johanna Fricke (foster mother). Married Lavergne June Christopherson, October 3, 1941. 1 child, Dolores.