Bachelor, Florida State University, 1945. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1947. Master of Religious Education, Presbyterian School Christian Education, 1949.
Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1961. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Austin College, 1986. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Westminster College, 1988.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Centre College, 1989.
Campus minister 1st Presbyterian Church, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1949-1952. Campus chaplain Georgia College, Milledgville, 1952-1961. Professor applied Christianity Presbyterian School Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia, 1961-1998.
Elder Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, Richmond, 1976-1979, 89—. Moderator of General Assembly, Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1987-1988. Lecturer Presbyterian churches.
Volunteer Richmond Community Action Program, 1968-1975, Young Women’s Christian Association, Women's Advocacy Program, since 1982. Board directors Presbyterian Outlook Foundation, Richmond, since 1987. Member Society Christian Ethics, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.