ThB, Jacksonville College, 1956. Bachelor, Baylor University, 1958. Master of Arts, Ouachita University, 1966.
Bachelor's Degree, Master of Theology, BMA Seminary, Jacksonville, Texas, 1967. Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Letters (honorary), American Divinity School, 1967.
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Fairfield, Texas, 1957-1961; pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Camden, Arkansas, 1961-1964; pastor, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Texas, 1964-1966; pastor, First Baptist Church, Magnolia, Arkansas, 1966-1979; pastor, Control Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas, 1979-1981; pastor, Oak Park Baptist Church, Lubbock, 1981-1985; pastor, Breyer St. Baptist Church, Lamera, Texas, 1985-1986; executive director, Ministers Benefit Department, Texarkana, Arkansas, since 1986.
Married Bennie Louis Frye, April 9, 1954. Children: James Michael (deceased), Debra Anne, Sherry Sue, John Mark.