2-year certified, Amarillo College, 1932. Student, University Texas, 1933. Student, Biola University.A., 1954.
Doctor of Theology (honorary), Faith Bible College and Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria, 1988.
Insurance adjuster, Maryland. Casualty Company, El Paso, Texas, 1935-1936; insurance adjuster, FCAB Company, El Paso and Lubbock, Texas, 1937-1941; owner, manager, Mason Claim Svc., Phoenix, 1945-1954; founder, director, Prison Mission Association, Inc., Weatherford, Texas, 1955-1990; director ermitus, Prison Mission Association, Inc., Weatherford, Texas, since 1990; founder, director, Pen Pal Fellowship, Riverside, California, since 1990. Director emeritus Prison Mission Association Inc., Weatherford, Texas, since 1990.
With United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member Marketplace Ministries.
Married Helen Sutton, May 1936 (deceased 1971). 1 child, Joe Lawrence. Married Ada Giebelhaus, March 25, 1972.