Bachelor in Philosophy, Shelton College, 1960; Master of Divinity, Faith Theological Seminary, 1965.
Pastor, Port Monmouth (New Jersey) Church, 1955-1960; chaplain, Edward R. Johnstone Training and Research Center, Bordentown, New Jersey, 1960-1965; pastor, Times Beach (Missouri) Bible Church, 1965-1967; pastor, Ist Baptist Church, Pilot Knob, Missouri, 1967-1976; founder, president, pastor, Penuel, Inc., Ironton, Missouri, since 1973.
Member Republican Presidential Task Force. Served with United States Navy, 1953-1955.
Son of Hein and Ida D. (Van Der Veer) D. M. Carole Marie Piening. June 21, 1958; children:Daniel H., Deborah Joy, Crystal A.