Bachelor in Bible, Center Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, 1972. Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Fairfield (Connecticut) University, 1977. Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1979.
Interpreter, Lido Sylvana Camping, Pulsano, 1956-1964;
interpreter, Recreation Motel, Pulsano, 1965-1967;
special interpreter, Monopole De La Gare Hotel, Milano, Italy, 1968-1969;
quality control inspector, National Canada, Danbury, Connecticut, 1972-1979;
senior chaplain, Sumter Correctional Institute, Bushnell, Florida, since 1979. Administrative chaplain Sumter Detention Center, Bushnell, since 1987. Ministerial consultant Sumter Ministerial Association, Bushnell, since 1979.
Consultant prison ministry Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, San Diego, since 1990. Member of commission of chaplaincy Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri, 1986-1988.
Volunteer Federal Correctional Institute, Danbury, 1972-1979. Member Sumter County Sheriff Department, since 1988. Member American Chaplaincy Association, Florida Chaplaincy Association (membership chairman), Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, Clinical Pastoral Education Association.
Married Joanne Panzetta, March 14, 1970. Children: Maria Grazia, John Cosmo Junior.