Student, United Theological Seminary, Dayton. Student, Postgraduate Center Mental Health, New York City. Student, Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Student, Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1991.
Instructor Winston-Salem (North Carolina) State University, Shaw University, Raleigh. Senior pastor Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, since 1983. President Ministerial Alliance of Winston-Salem, 2003.
Board directors National Council Churches. Committee member World Council Churches. Organizer Progressive National Baptist Convention and Baptist Church Movement, London and Wolverhampton, England.
Mentor candidates for D of Ministry degree United Theological Seminary, Dayton.
Advisory committee Forsyth Technology College School Nursing, Winston-Salem. Consultant Urban League. Founder, chairperson Citizens United for Justice.
Board directors North Carolina Psychology Board.
Married Sarah Lee Howard. Children: Sekou, Jamila.