Bachelor, Mississippi College, Clinton, 1954. Master of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 1958. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), California Grad of Theology, Los Angeles, 1981.
Pastor, Baptist Church, Mississippi, 1952-1969; pastor, Great Hils Baptist Church, Austin, Texas, since 1969. Co-director Great Hills Retreat Ministry, Austin, since 1969.
With United States Navy, 1945-1947, 50-52. Member Lions, Junior Chamber of Commerce (Outstanding Man of Year award 1962).
Married Barbara Jean Hostetter, August 9, 1957. Children: Jennifer, Shannon, Kathleen.