Student, Moody Bible Institute, 1949. Student, Union Theological Seminary, 1952.
Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1953. Pastor Calvary Church, Swan Quarter, North Carolina, Edenton (North Carolina) Presbyterian Church, 1952-1960, Kirkwood Church, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 1960-1964, Barbecue and Olivia Church, Olivia, North Carolina, 1964-1971, Elise Church, Robbins, North Carolina, 1971-1992, Horseshoe Presbyterian Church, Carbonton, North Carolina, 1971. Columnist The Chowan Herald, Edenton, North Carolina, 1952-1960, The Robbins (North Carolina) Record, 1971-1986, The Pilot, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 1987.
Historian, Fayetteville Presbytery, 1975, chairman history committee, 1983, moderator, 1978.
Founder, Conference on Celtic Studies, Campbell College (now Campbell U.), Buies Creek, North Carolina, since 1972. Councillor Conference on Scottish Studies (Canada), 1968-1975.
With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.
Historian Fayetteville Presbytery, since 1975, chairman history committee, since 1983, moderator, 1978. Founder Conference on Celtic Studies, Campbell College (now Campbell University), Buies Creek, North Carolina, since 1972. Councillor Conference on Scottish Studies (Canada), 1968-1975.
Co-founder Rehoboth Gospel Fellowship, Chicago, 1949. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member North Carolina Presbyterian History Society (president 1972-1974, Author's award 1970, 75, Certified Merit 1975), Harnett History Society (president 1968-1971, Distinguished Service award 1970, Scottish Heritage award 1999), Irish Uillean Pipers Society, Gaelic Society of Inverness, An Comumn Gaidhelach (life).
Married Elsie Joan Kerr, May 7, 1960. Children: Janet Eileen, Kayly Kathleen, Christy Carol, Kenneth Kerr.