Bachelor, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1973. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Luther Rice Seminary, 1990.
Senior pastor, Cache Road Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1977-1983; senior pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Midwest City, Oklahoma, 1983-1986; senior pastor, 1st Baptist Church Lakewood, Tacoma, 1986-1988; senior pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, McAllen, Texas, 1988-1990; senior pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Memphis, since 1990. Messenger Oklahoma Baptist Convention, Oklahoma City, 1976-1986, N.W. Baptist Convention, Portland, Oregon, 1986-1988, Texas Baptist Convention, Dallas, 1988-1990, Tennessee Baptist Convention, Nashville, since 1990.
Member Shelby Baptist Association (board directors since 1990), Rotary.
Married Lawanda Shrene Pinkston, August 3, 1973. Children: Meredith Ann, Ashley Shrene, Lauren Leigh.