Bachelor of Music, University Miami, 1952.
Associate minister of music and youth, Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1956-1957; minister music, Wayside Baptist Church, Miami, Florida, 1960-1963; minister music, First Baptist Pompano Beach, Florida, since 1963. Soloist Southern Baptist Convention.
With United States Air Force, 1952-1956.
Married Lee Marie Garaventa, September 4, 1954. Children: Djina Anne, John A. Junior.