AB, Bethany College, 1950. Master of Divinity, Lexington Theological Seminary, 1997. Doctor of Divinity, Phillips University, 1985.
Doctor of Divinity, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1995. Bachelor's Degree, College of Bible, 1953.
Minister Park Avenue Christian Church, Tucson, 1953-1956, First Christian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1956-1957. General church administrator Board Church Extension of Disciples of Christ, Indianapolis, 1958-1995, president, 1980-1995, president emeritus, since 2004. Member faculty Lexington Theological Seminary, 1996-1997, 98-99, interim president, 2001—2002.
Chairman board directors Discipledata, Inc., Indianapolis, 1980—1994. Board directors United Church Insurance Company.
Trustee Bethany (West Virginia) College, since 1976, National City Christian Church Corporation, Washington, since 1981. Board directors Ecumenical Church Loan Fund, Geneva, 1983-1995. President World Convention Churches of Christ, Nashville, 1988-1992.
Board directors United Church of Christ Insurance Board, since 1997. Member Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architect (director officer 1979-1995, president 1981-1982, Elbert M. Conover award 1989).
Married Evelyn Norma Earlywine, June 18, 1950. Children: Mark Edwin, Nancy Jo Watkins.